AUSTRIA AND CROATIA

 

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AUTHOR:

ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM

TITLE:

[Three maps on one sheet] Carinthiae... [and] Histriae tabula [and] Zarae, et sebenici Descriptio. From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

CONDITION:

Very fine original color, 13” x 19” (sheet size). Fine condition.

DATE:

[1573]-1595

DESCRIPTION:

The Theatrum was among the most important of all Renaissance books. It was the first modern atlas –the first systematic collection of maps that included all parts of the world, with the maps on a uniform format. Ortelius collected the best available maps of the various countries and had them re-engraved in a uniform size. It is the first printed book of any kind to footnote sources. The maps are some of the most beautiful ever published, with great cartouches and embellishments in the mannerist style.

The maps are:

Carinthiae. The Duchy of Carinthia, in southern Austria, roughly corresponding to the modern state of Karnten, and including the cities of Villach and Klagenfurt. It is based on the Wolfgang Lazius map of 1561.

Histriae. A map of the Istrian peninsula on the Adriatic in present-day Croatia.

Zarae. The environs of the cities of Zadar (Zara) and Sibenik (Sebinico) on the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia. Taken from the map published by Paulo Forlani in 1570.

REFERENCES:

Van den Broecke 143 a-c

Inventory No. 8290

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