"Aprutii Ulterioris Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Central Italy
Period: 1590 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
16.7 x 12.9 inches
42.4 x 32.8 cm
Decorative map of Abruzzi based on Natale Bonifacio's map of 1587. There is good detail of the mountains, rivers and towns in the region. The largest cities are depicted with miniature bird's-eye views, including Ascoli, Teramo, L'Aquila, and Pescara. Three large strapwork cartouches and a sea battle ornament the map. French text on verso, published in 1598.
References: Van den Broecke #138.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet bearing the horn watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is light toning along the edges of the sheet, two small worm holes in the bottom blank margin, and a manuscript page number below the neatline.