"Germaniae Veteris, typus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Central Europe
Period: 1587 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 14.2 inches
46.5 x 36.1 cm
Second plate of Ortelius' map of ancient Germany. The region covered takes in all of central Europe from Belgium and France through Poland, to include northern Italy and Hungary. The map is based on the writing of classical authors such as Ptolemy, Caesar and Strabo. It is richly engraved and features four large strapwork cartouches. French text on verso, published 1595.
References: Van den Broecke #200.
Superb old color. Minor damp stain at paper edges and a bit of foxing in margins.