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A classic early decorative map of Europe

Stock No. 23861 Category: Tags: , , , Cartographer: ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Europae.
Antwerp, 1601, Latin edition. Coloured. 345 x 460mm, with wide margins.

£1,100

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A fine map of Europe, engraved in 1584, the second of two near-identical plates published the Ortelius's world atlas, the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', identified by 'Africae Pars' in cursive script. It has a a title cartouche depicting Europa on the back of Zeus disguised as a bull.

Additional information

Dimensions 460 × 345 mm
Cartographer

Date

1598

Extra Info

Europae.

Publication

Antwerp, 1601, Latin edition. Coloured. 345 x 460mm, with wide margins.

Condition

Old ink mss. in top margin.

References

VAN DEN BROECKE: 5, 'superior engraving quality [compared to the first plate]'.