"Anjou. Andegavensium Ditionis Vera et Integra Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1579 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
18.7 x 14 inches
47.5 x 35.6 cm
Striking map of the Loire River valley with Angers at its heart. Fully engraved to graphically depict the river system with mountains and forests and hundreds of tiny villages. Large strapwork title cartouche and a scale of miles with a mythical creature and another small cartouche containing the date. Ortelius based the map on a now lost map by Lezin Guyet that was published in Paris, 1573. State 2 with Spanish text and page #27 on verso indicating it is from a 1612 edition.
References: Van den Broecke #40.
Toned, lighter along centerfold, with slight offsetting. Very nice old color. Small marginal fold separation.