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Ortelius' Map of Transylvania

SKU: 8215

Ortelius' Map of Transylvania

Date of publication:

Printed Measurement:
33 x 45 cm


  • Plantin-Moretus
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  • Abraham Ortelius
  • Transilvania

    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