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Ortelius's map of the Ancient World

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus.
Antwerp: Plantin, 1592. 315 x 440mm.

A very fine example of the first state of Ortelius's map of the Ancient world, engraved 1590 for his historical atlas, the 'Parergon. It shows the known world (without America, South Africa and east of Indochina) within an oval extended to represent the unknown. The decorative strapwork borders contain roundel maps of the four continents.

VAN DEN BROECKE: 186.
Stock ID : 22762

£750

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Stock Id :22762

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Ortelius's map of the Ancient World

ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus.
Antwerp: Plantin, 1592. 315 x 440mm.

A very fine example of the first state of Ortelius's map of the Ancient world, engraved 1590 for his historical atlas, the 'Parergon. It shows the known world (without America, South Africa and east of Indochina) within an oval extended to represent the unknown. The decorative strapwork borders contain roundel maps of the four continents.

VAN DEN BROECKE: 186.
Stock ID : 22762

£750

£750

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