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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1604Ortelius, AbrahamAntwerpValentiae Regni, olim Contestanorum si Ptolemaeo . . . $950 Picture

An engraved map, with original outline color and color wash

Size: 17 inches X 21-3/4 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, with vivid colors.

Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was the "Father of Modern Cartography". He was the first to develop a compendium of maps to form a modern atlas. This map was taken from the famous and very popular atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, or ďAtlas of the Whole World" which was produced for over 40 years.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 3 Page 358, Ortelius, Abraham, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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