"Perusini Agri; Exactissima Novissimaque Descriptio: Auctore Egnatio Dante", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Central Italy
Period: 1584 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 13.1 inches
47 x 33.3 cm
Ortelius based this handsome map of the Umbria region of Italy on Egnatio Danti's 1580 map of Perugia. Centering on the city of Perugia, the map captures the region in intricate detail, with rivers, bridges, mountains, and Lake Trasimeno illustrated, and many towns depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with an elegant strapwork title cartouche, and a blank cartouche in the top left corner. French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #136.
A crisp impression on paper with the common crossed arrows watermark found on Ortelius maps, a small hole near the top of the map at center, and an old manuscript page number at bottom right.