Fine old color example of De Jode's maps of the Tyrol and Carniola regions.
The map at the left extends from Munich to the area around Vincenza and Trento, centered on the Tyrolean Alps, Inn River and Adige River.
The map at the right is oriented with east at the top and extends from the Istrian Peninsula and follows the course of the Sava River along the modern Italian-Slovenian border to Hungary.
Gerard De Jode (1509-1591) was a pre-eminent mapmaker in the late seventeenth century, a time when the Dutch dominated the map trade. He was known for his many maps, some of which featured in Speculum Orbis Terrae (first edition Antwerp: 1578). Although never as successful as Ortelius’ Theatrum, the Speculum did get republished in a second edition in 1593, two years after De Jode’s death, by Arnold Coninx, and included this map. After his death, Gerard’s son, Cornelis (1568-1600), and his wife, Paschina, ran the shop. Unfortunately, Cornelis died young in 1600, aged only 32, and the stock and plates were sold to the publisher Joan Baptista Vrients.