"Gelriae, Cliviae, Finitimorumque Locorum Verissima Descriptio Christiano Schrot Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1581 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 14.7 inches
50.5 x 37.3 cm
This superb map is Ortelius' first plate covering Gelderland. It is based on Christiaan Sgrothen's map of 1567 and is richly engraved with fine detail particularly along the rivers. The map is oriented with north to the left with ribbon cartouches marking the cardinal directions. A single large ship sails in the Zuyder Zee, a bowl of fruit sits atop the distance scales, and a painter's implements adorn the large title cartouche. This is the second state, with French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #61.2.
A nice impression with a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.