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The largest edition of the landmark Ortelius atlas

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. [&] Parergon, sive Veteris Geographiæ Aliquot Tabulæ. [&] Nomenclator Ptolemaicus... [&] De Mona Druidum...
Antwerp: Officinina Plantiniana, 1612, Latin text edition. Four works in one. Folio, rebound in contemporary blind-stamped vellum; 'Theatrum' with engraved title, pp. (xxxxiiii), with engr. dedication, memorial and portrait; with 128 maps; 'Parergon' with engraved title, pp. (iv) + 38 plates; 'Nomenclator' with letterpress title with engraved vignette, pp. 30; 'Druidum' pp. 5.

Theatrum titlepage with some marginal repairs, some old ink manuscript on first few maps and occasionally in text.

A fine example of the world's first regularly-produced atlas, one of the later editions, containing important maps not in earlier editions, including the Pacific, China and Iceland, as well as the Vrients British Isles and Boazio map of Ireland. One of the last latin editions thus containing the largest number of maps, 166 in total, i.e 128 maps in the 'Theatrum' part, plus a further 38 maps and plates in the 'Parergon' section , which was Ortelius's atlas of the ancient world; many of the maps in the Parergon were drawn by Ortelius himself.

VAN DEN BROECKE: p.26, estimating 300 copies printed; KOEMAN: Ort 41, 'The last of the Latin editions of the 'Theatrum' and the most complete'.
Stock ID : 20045

£92,500

£92,500

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Stock Id :20045

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The largest edition of the landmark Ortelius atlas

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. [&] Parergon, sive Veteris Geographiæ Aliquot Tabulæ. [&] Nomenclator Ptolemaicus... [&] De Mona Druidum...
Antwerp: Officinina Plantiniana, 1612, Latin text edition. Four works in one. Folio, rebound in contemporary blind-stamped vellum; 'Theatrum' with engraved title, pp. (xxxxiiii), with engr. dedication, memorial and portrait; with 128 maps; 'Parergon' with engraved title, pp. (iv) + 38 plates; 'Nomenclator' with letterpress title with engraved vignette, pp. 30; 'Druidum' pp. 5.

Theatrum titlepage with some marginal repairs, some old ink manuscript on first few maps and occasionally in text.

A fine example of the world's first regularly-produced atlas, one of the later editions, containing important maps not in earlier editions, including the Pacific, China and Iceland, as well as the Vrients British Isles and Boazio map of Ireland. One of the last latin editions thus containing the largest number of maps, 166 in total, i.e 128 maps in the 'Theatrum' part, plus a further 38 maps and plates in the 'Parergon' section , which was Ortelius's atlas of the ancient world; many of the maps in the Parergon were drawn by Ortelius himself.

VAN DEN BROECKE: p.26, estimating 300 copies printed; KOEMAN: Ort 41, 'The last of the Latin editions of the 'Theatrum' and the most complete'.
Stock ID : 20045

£92,500

£92,500

Return To Listing