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The Roman province of Thrace

Stock No. 21891 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Thraciae Veteris Typus. Ex conatibus Geographicis Abrah. Ortely
Antwerp, 1592. Latin text edition. Old colour. 355 x 475 mm

£450

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A map of the Roman province of Thrace, drawn by Ortelius himself for the 'Parergon', his atlas of the ancient world, marking Byzantium (Istanbul), Trajanopolis (Loutra Traianopouleos in Greece) and Philippopolis (Plovdiv in Bulgaria)
Ortelius has taken the outline from Gastaldi's map of south-east Europe (1560) but taking the names of tribes and towns from the classical writers, including Herodotus, Pliny, Strabo, Appian & Plutarch. However the large text box lower right contains names he has been unable to locate.

Additional information

Dimensions 475 × 355 mm
Cartographer

Date

1592

Extra Info

Thraciae Veteris Typus. Ex conatibus Geographicis Abrah. Ortely

Publication

Antwerp, 1592. Latin text edition. Old colour. 355 x 475 mm

Condition

A good example.

References

VAN DEN BROECKE: 214, state 1 of 2.