"Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum Situm Neoterica Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1571 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 14.4 inches
51.6 x 36.6 cm
This fine map of Greece and its surroundings was based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. The seas are fully and laboriously stipple engraved. This is the first state, with Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #146; Zackarakis #1446.
On a sheet with an eagle watermark, marginal soiling, and professional repairs to several small worm holes in the image.