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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.8
Object Name Map
Description "Illyricum," Antwerp, c. 1584, hand-colored engraving, map by Abraham Ortelius

Illyricum, a Roman province, bore great importance to the empire owing to its many commercial ports and gold mines in the area of Dalmatia. The region shown here covers Albania, Croatia, Istria and Dalmatia, with parts of neighboring regions of Bosnia, Slavonia and Hungary. The nominal capitol of the region was the coastal town of Salona, located in the lower right section of the map near the decorative Baroque strap work design cartouche.
Title Illyricum
Date c. 1584
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Ortelius, Abraham
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-17.125 W-22.25 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Illyricum
Albania
Croatia
Istria
Dalmatia
Bosnia
Slavonia
Hungary