"Illyricum", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Western Balkans
Period: 1581 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 14.7 inches
48.5 x 37.3 cm
Handsome map of the coastal region of Slovenia and Croatia based on the cartography of Johann Sambucus (1572) and Hirschvogel (1565). It is filled with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. This is the first state, with French text on verso. A short crack in the plate is visible in the border at left.
References: Van den Broecke #144.
A sharp impression on a bright sheet with minor marginal soiling.