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Description

Nice example of Ortelius' map of ancient Italy, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern world atlas.

The map is based upon Gastaldi's map of Italy, supplemented with classical sources.

Beginning in 1601, a second state of the map was issued, with a revised cartouche (2 medallions) and a different scale of miles (lacking the date).

Reference
Van Den Broecke 204.