500 Year Old Map, France Ortelius
500 Year Old Map, France Ortelius

500 Year Old Map, France Ortelius

500 Year Old Map, France Ortelius

500 Year Old Map, France Ortelius

A map from the actual FIRST MODERN ATLAS, or Atlas series, published in the 1570s by Abraham Ortelius. The atlas is titled “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum” and it was the most expensive book ever published up to that time period. The atlas was so popular that many editions were published in the subsequent 30 years. So, owning this would mean you own 1/900 AND. Owning a piece of cartographic history. Even better, this particular map was not part of the later editions and historians claim only about 4000 of these maps were produced which means that this map is closer to only P. 1/450 in existence today. I have been trying to do research to determine if this particular map is from the first edition of the atlas in 1570 or one of the editions in the years following…. And I know it is an edition after 1570 but before 1598. The map itself is from the 11th plate in the atlas and is titled. Saint-Quentin in northern France and vicinity. The map is in color and written in Latin. Note that this is only the map depicted. The size of the actual map together is about 13″ x 9″ (33cm x 22cm). OWN CARTOGRAPHIC HISTORY WITH THIS NEARLY 1/2 MILLENIUM AGED MAP. The last photo is just an example of an Ortelius Atlas Open in a library. BEST OFFER Available – ALL Reasonable Offers Considered. (You will not offend me). The item “500 Year Old Map, France Ortelius” is in sale since Wednesday, May 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “us_books_maps” and is located in Chicago, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
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