"Larii Lacus Vulgo Comensis Descriptio, Auct. Pavio Jovio... [on sheet with] Territorii Romani Descrip. [and] Fori Iulii, Vulgo Friuli Typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northern & Central Italy
Period: 1574 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19 x 13.3 inches
48.3 x 33.8 cm
Handsome and beautifully composed sheet with three maps of important districts in Italy. At top is a map of Lake Como based on the cartography of Paulus Jovius. At bottom left is a fine map of the region surrounding Rome based on Eufrosino della Volpaia, and at right a map of Friuli at the tip of the Gulf of Venice taken from the work of Gregorio Amaseo and Giovanni di Vavassore. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #129.
Overall light toning with a few faint spots and a short centerfold separation at bottom that has been closed on verso with old paper.