"Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locupleissima Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Spain & Portugal
Period: 1581 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15.1 inches
50.3 x 38.4 cm
This is a very attractive map of the Iberian peninsula surrounded by stipple engraved seas, in which there are ships and sea monsters. The land is full of cities, mountains and forests. A large strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles with a divider ornament the map. This is the second state, with French text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #25.2.
A nice example with a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom and two faint stains in the Bay of Biscay.