Ortelius - Transylvania

Abraham Ortelius



Circa 1570-1600

Transilvania. Hanc ultra:vel: Transilvaniam, quae et Pannodacia, et Dacia Ripensis ... edidit Vienne, Anno 1566 ... Ioes Sabucus Pannonius.


12 x 17 inches



The cartouche indicates that the map was drawn by Joannes Sambucus in 1566. It was published in Published in Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.


Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a Flemish geographer and scholar. His major work, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is considered the first true atlas. It was published in multiple editions between 1570 and 1612.



The map shows the Transyvania region of northern Romania. The Danube river can be seen lower right.





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