Title/Content of Map: Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, BosniaeDate Printed: 1588Cartographer: Abraham OrteliusMaterial/Medium: No color, good impression, thick paper. Spanish text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.Size: 18 x 23 inches
300 copies printed originally. Very few loose copies remaining. Copies of this map from dealers sell in the $500-range. More background: The formerly Yugoslavian region centered on the Drag and Sava Rivers, extending south to the Adriatic near Zaraeast to the Danube, and west to Triest, Meron, Villach, and Karlsberg. Title: SCHLAVONIAE, CROATIAE, CARNIAE, ISTRIAE, BOSNIAE FINITIMARVMQVE | REGIONVM NOVA DESCRIPTIO, AVCTORE AVGVSTINO HIRSVOGELIO. [A new representation of Sclavonia, Croatia, Carnia, Istria, Bosnia and their regional borders, by Augustinus Hirschvogel] (lower right:) "Cum priuilegio." [With privilege]. (From leading Ortelius scholar Marcel van den Broecke.)
Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) was a Flemish cartographer & geographer, celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Ortelius' work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator).
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