"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20.4 x 14.4 inches
51.8 x 36.6 cm
This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. This is the third state, with re-engraving of some place names. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #146; Zacharakis #1626.
A superb, dark impression on a bright sheet with an old manuscript page number at bottom right, a short centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin, and minor marginal soiling.