Seller: bertius (11,461) 100%, Location: Toronto, Ontario, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 183781016842 1604 Ortelius/Hulsius Map - Histria Abraham Ortelius, along with his contemporary Gerard Mercator, was the greatest name in early mapmaking. While Mercator was the first person to use the term 'Atlas' to describe a collection of uniformly sized maps, Ortelius was the first to actually publish one. This was his 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' of 1570 and it was so successful that smaller versions were immediately called for. Philip Galle was the first to produce an 'epitome', or miniature version, in 1577 but others followed including the Arsenius brothers. This map is from the scarce Hulsius German edition of Le Miroir du Monde published by Jan Keerbergen & Levinus Hulsius in Frankfurt in 1604. More information can be found in Geoffrey King's excellent "Miniature Antique Maps", pages 92 - 93. This lovely map of Istria shows it from Trieste in the north west to Pola in the south east . An oft disputed region, it is now shared between three countries - Italy, Croatia and Slovenia. There is a nice cartouche title in the bottom left. The map measures 4.5" by 3.5", has wash hand colouring, and is in very good condition. The map is guaranteed to be over 410 years old. Shipping United States - Regular airmail $5.00US. Tracked airmail (optional) is an additional US$12.00 for a total of US$17.00. Canada - $3.00US for regular mail, $9.00US for registered mail. Canadian customers please add GST or HST where applicable. Sorry, we cannot arrange for pick up of ebay items. Rest of the world - Regular air mail $8.00US. Registered/insured airmail (optional) is is an additional US$15.00 for a total of US$23.00. Terms and Conditions Please note - We can only take responsibility for delivery if the optional registration/insurance is added. Regular airmail is usually very safe and reliable, but items sent by regular airmail are at the buyers risk - regular airmail provides no tracking number, no proof of shipping or delivery, and no insurance in case of loss or damage. Please note - Mailing from Canada to the United States and all other international destinations can sometimes take over three weeks for delivery. We will combine shipment of multiple purchases - several items can be shipped together for one shipping cost. Payment Options We accept Paypal. Beach Antique Maps & Prints International antique map and print dealers for over 35 years Please check our other map & print auctions on ebay. To learn more about Antique Maps please click on 'me' on this page and visit our webpage 'About Antique Maps'.