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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1592Ortelius, AbrahamAntwerpAngliae, Scotiae, Et Hiberniae Sive Britannicae Insularum Descriptio$2,250 Picture

An engraved map with full color wash

Size: 14 inches X 19 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is a supurb copy, very clean with vivid colors. Framed in a 2 inch gold frame, outside dimensions are 25 inches X 31 inches.

This map of the British Isles is based on Mercator's 1564 map of the same. A number of old world cities can be seen, including London, "Edenburg", and "Dublyn". This very attractive map includes a number of sailing ships and a coat of arms. 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, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, or ÔÇťAtlas 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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