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Ortelius's atlas in fine original colour

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1579, Latin text edition. Folio, original calf, blind-stamped with title; pp. (xviii)+(86) ('Nomenclator Ptolemaicus' & 'De Mona Druidum') , engraved title, portait and 93 maps, all in original hand colour.

Rebacked, ties snapped, inner hinges strained, some toning and spotting.

A fine example of the world's first regularly-produced atlas, published nine years after the first edition. It is a variant of the 1579 Latin edition, which saw the number of maps increased from 70 to 93. The new maps include the first regional maps of the Americas ('Hispaniae Nova' and 'Culiacanae'/West Indies) and three maps of the fledgling 'Parergon' atlas of the ancient world.

VAN DEN BROECKE: 1579B, estimated 250 examples printed.
Stock ID : 20146

£79,500

£79,500

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Stock Id :20146

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Ortelius's atlas in fine original colour

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1579, Latin text edition. Folio, original calf, blind-stamped with title; pp. (xviii)+(86) ('Nomenclator Ptolemaicus' & 'De Mona Druidum') , engraved title, portait and 93 maps, all in original hand colour.

Rebacked, ties snapped, inner hinges strained, some toning and spotting.

A fine example of the world's first regularly-produced atlas, published nine years after the first edition. It is a variant of the 1579 Latin edition, which saw the number of maps increased from 70 to 93. The new maps include the first regional maps of the Americas ('Hispaniae Nova' and 'Culiacanae'/West Indies) and three maps of the fledgling 'Parergon' atlas of the ancient world.

VAN DEN BROECKE: 1579B, estimated 250 examples printed.
Stock ID : 20146

£79,500

£79,500

Return To Listing