"Europam, sive Celticam Veterem...", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1595 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Geographiae Veteris
Color: Hand Color
18.8 x 13.9 inches
47.8 x 35.3 cm
Beautiful map of ancient Europe that was based on classical sources such as Salustius, Plinius, Herodotus, Strabo and Dionysius. The land is fully engraved with forests, mountains and rivers, and there are numerous ancient place and region names. Richly embellished with three cartouches, ships and a sea monster. Latin text on verso, published in 1618.
References: Van den Broecke #189.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with two tiny holes along the centerfold and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.