"Frisia Occidentalis", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Northern Netherlands
Period: 1579 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.4 x 14.4 inches
49.3 x 36.6 cm
This map of west Frisia is based on the manuscript map by Sibrandus Leo. It features excellent detail of the region's network of waterways. A strapwork cartouche featuring a satyr, a peacock, and fruit holds an inset of ancient Friesland from Augustus' time. The title appears in a banner cartouche at top. This is the second state with "D. Ioachimus Hopperus describebat" added to the inset. Latin text on verso, published in 1595.
References: Van den Broecke #81.2.
A sharp impression on a sheet with the crossed arrows watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps.