"Austriae Ducatus Chorographia, Wolfgango Lazio Auctore", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1570-73 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.2 x 13.2 inches
46.2 x 33.5 cm
This is an early edition of the first of two maps of Austria by Ortelius. It is a handsome map with numerous spurious lakes and the course of the rivers Drau, Mur, Gurk and Lavant badly miss-drawn. The rivers in the north are much more accurately represented. Oval title cartouche and scale of miles with calipers. Surrounded in a strong border and muted original color.
References: Van den Broecke #105.