"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.
|Role of Creator||Cartographer|
|Dimensions||H-17.125 W-22.25 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights|