"Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio Auctore Hieronymo Chiaves", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1579 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18 x 13.6 inches
45.7 x 34.5 cm
Splendid map of Andulsia with Seville at center. Off the coast of Cadiz is the depiction of a sea battle between sailing and galley ships and the sea is filled with monsters. The map is beautifully engraved with mountains, forests and castles with each corner including a strapwork cartouche or compass rose. The map is based on Geronimo de Chaves' lost manuscript map. State 1 of the plate with Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #28.
Superb old color and condition.