"Pedemontanae Vicinorumque Regionum Auctore Iacobo Castaldo Descrip.", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northwestern Italy
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14.6 inches
49.5 x 37.1 cm
Ortelius based his map of the Piedmont region on the cartography of Giacomo Gastaldi. Milan is in the upper right corner and Monaco is at lower left. The map is a great illustration of the mountainous countryside and is filled with information including even the tiniest of villages. Ornamented with two cartouches and a sailing ship in the Mediterranean. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #128.
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 and a manuscript page number below the neatline.