Old coloured map of Bohemia from the 1587 French edition of Abraham Ortelius’ landmark atlas “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum”, the first modern atlas of the world. Based on an earlier map published in 1568 by Johann Criginger, the map displays in great detail the towns, forests, mountains and rivers of the region comprising much of the Czech Republic, with Prague prominently located in the centre. The map is decorated with two strapwork cartouches; on the left a title cartouche topped with the coat of arms of the Kingdom of Bohemia and on the right containing a brief description of the region. A description of the region appears on the verso in French. Other than some discolouration in the blank margins due to a previous framing, the map is a beautifully coloured example with wide margins on heavy, stable paper in excellent condition. 33 cm x 50.5 cm