"Provinciae, Regionis Galliae, Vera Exactissimaq Descriptio. Petro Ioanne Bompario Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Southern France
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20.1 x 13.8 inches
51.1 x 35.1 cm
This superb map of the region of Provence along the Mediterranean extends from the Camargue region in the west to past Nice in the east, and as far north as Gap. The Rhone River delta is well depicted, and the Durance River is shown winding through the region. The map is filled with tiny villages, and larger cities are depicted as castles, including Marseille, Nice, Aix, Avignon, and Arles. The map is handsomely adorned with a pair of sailing ships and two strapwork cartouches. The map is based on Jean Pierre de Bompar's single-sheet map of Provence published in 1591. Dated 1594 but published in 1598. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #47.
A sharp impression on watermarked paper with minor toning. An old manuscript page number is in the bottom blank margin.