"Graecia, Sophiani", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Greece & Western Turkey
Period: 1603 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 13.9 inches
50 x 35.3 cm
Lovely depiction of ancient Greece, western Turkey and the Grecian islands based on the 1545 woodcut map by Nikolaus Sophianos. It is embellished with an architectural title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures, and a strapwork scale of miles. This is the second state with Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #215.2; Zacharakis #1616.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet of watermarked paper with archival repairs to a couple of tiny edge tears and a centerfold separation that just touches the neatline at bottom.