"Hungariae Descriptio, Wolfgango Lazio Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1579 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Black & White
19.5 x 13.8 inches
49.5 x 35.1 cm
A handsome map of Hungary, eastern Transylvania and Bulgaria. Ortelius based this map on Wolfgang Lazius' 1556 five-sheet wall map. The map is densely engraved with rivers, lakes, mountains and hundreds of place names, each represented by a tiny castle and tiny animals fill the blank spaces. The title spans the top of the map in a strapwork cartouche. At bottom right is a large decorative cartouche containing the rules for Hungarian consonant pronunciation of the place names. French text on verso.
References: Van der Broecke #150.
Very fine impression with minor printer's crease near center. Short fold split in lower margin closed with archival tape.