Maps, Ortelius World Map "Typvs Orbis Terrarvm" 1570

Ortelius World Map “Typvs Orbis Terrarvm” 1570

OrteliusWorldMap1570
Description    English: Ortelius World Map “Typvs Orbis Terrarvm” 1570.
Date         1570
Source     The Library of Congress
Author     Abraham Ortelius (1527–1598)

In 1570 (May 20) Gilles Coppens de Diest at Antwerp published 53 maps created by Abraham Ortelius under the title Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, considered the “first modern atlas”. Three Latin editions of this (besides a Dutch, a French and a German edition) appeared before the end of 1572; twenty-five editions came out before Ortelius’ death in 1598; and several others were published subsequently, for the atlas continued to be in demand till about 1612. This is the world map from this atlas.

 

In 1570 (May 20) Gilles Coppens de Diest at Antwerp published 53 maps created by Abraham Ortelius under the title Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, considered the “first modern atlas”. Three Latin editions of this (besides a Dutch, a French and a German edition) appeared before the end of 1572; twenty-five editions came out before Ortelius’ death in 1598; and several others were published subsequently, for the atlas continued to be in demand till about 1612. This is the world map from this atlas.

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