Title: Romania, Bulgaria, Walachia et Syrfia
Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius / Giovanni Battista Vrients
Place / Date: Antwerp / 1601
Nice full color example of Ortelius' miniature map of the Balkans, including Romania, Bulgaria, Dalmatia, Croatia, Bosina, Serbia and part of Turkey, from the first edition of Ortelius Epitome published by Giovanni Battista Vrients.
J.B. Vrients purchased the rights and plates for Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum and Epitome at the beginning of the 17th Century and issued enlarged editions of each, adding a number of exceptional maps to each of these works. The Vrients editions of Ortelius' atlas are generally regarded as the most sought after by collectors.