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Auction 98, Lot 327

"Romaniae, (quae olim Thracia Dicta) Vicinorumq Regionum, uti Bulgariae, Walachiae, Syrfiae, etc. Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1584 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.2 inches
50.3 x 36.1 cm
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Stunning map of the classical region of Thrace, encompassing the southern Balkans from the Sea of Marmara to the Bosphorus with most of present-day Bulgaria and Romania up the western shore of the Black Sea to the mouth of the Danube River. Ortelius based the map in part on the work of Jacob Gastaldi. Beautifully decorated with one of the most elaborate title cartouches, ships and sea monsters. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #159.

Condition: B

Old color, with only part of cartouche colored. Tear in bottom margin extending just to border, closed with framer's tape on verso.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/6/2002