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Auction 164, Lot 580

"Pannoniae, et Illyrici Veteris Tabula", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1590 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 14.1 inches
45.7 x 35.8 cm

Superb historical map of the Dalmatian coast from Italy to Greece. The map is based on Gastaldi's map of South East Europe (1560) and other information from ancient sources, specifically Plinius, Livius, Bonfinius, Dionus and Aurelius Victor. Decorated with three fine strapwork cartouches, and several ships sailing in the Adriatic Sea. Latin text on verso, published in 1603.

References: Van den Broecke #203.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with an archivally repaired tear confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/13/2017