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Ortelius' Transylvania
Ortelius' Transylvania

Ortelius’ Map of Transylvania

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Title

Ortelius' Transylvania

Mapmaker(s)

ORTELIUS, Abraham

Publisher

Plantin-Moretus

Place of publication

Antwerp

Date of publication

1595

Colour

modern

Printed Area Measurements

33 x 45 cm

Full Description

Copper engraving, 33 x 45 cm, modern hand-colour, Latin text on verso.

This is the second version of Ortelius’ map of Transylvania, now central Romania, which follows the cartography of the Hungarian humanist scholar János Zsámboky (or Johannes Sambucus). It was introduced to editions of the ‘Theatrum’ in 1575: van den Broecke speculates that the earlier plate, which is almost identical, developed a crack which made it unusable.
Van den Broecke 153.2

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