Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1601.
Map. Engraving with beautiful original hand color. Image measures 14" x 18 3/4". Staining and toning to margins, repair to lower centerfold, but otherwise is good condition.
Old color example of this lovely map of Valencia by Ortelius. The map extends from Murcia and Orihuella to the Cenia River and extending inland to include Aragon and Castilla. North is oriented to the right. Includes a beautifully designed strapwork cartouche and two large sailing vessels. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598), a Flemish cartographer and geographer, is widely regarded as one of the important and influential cartographers in history. He is known for his "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which was the first modern atlas. Van den Broecke #30