Auction 173, Lot 318

"Daciarum, Moesiarumque, Vetus Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Romania & Bulgaria

Period: 1595 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18 x 13.8 inches
45.7 x 35.1 cm

An early example of Ortelius' map of ancient Romania and Bulgaria compiled from the works of Dionos, Stephanus, Horatius, Suidas, Flavius Vopiscus, Plinius, and Strabo. The route of the Danube is noted to the Black Sea. The map is decorative with fully engraved seas and a trio of large cartouches. Italian text on verso, published in 1608 and 1612.

References: Van den Broecke #212.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with some light spots and marginal foxing.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/5/2019