"Thraciae Veteris Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northeastern Greece & Northwestern Turkey
Period: 1618 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19 x 14.1 inches
48.3 x 35.8 cm
Handsome map of ancient Thrace based on Gastaldi's 1560 map of South East Europe, and on information from numerous ancient sources, specifically Herodotus, Plinius, Strabo, Appianus, Virgilius, Plutarchus, and Sidonius. Portions of the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, and Thrakikon Pelagos, all stipple engraved, make this a very handsome map. Features three decorative, strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso. This is the second state of the map with "Gammaides" crossed out in the list of places with uncertain locations at bottom right.
References: Van den Broecke #214.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with a few small chips and tears along the bottom of the sheet. The left margin is a bit narrow, and the right margin has been professionally extended, repairing several small chips and tears in the right blank margin.