Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France
Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France

RARE, EARLY AND ORIGINAL MAP BY ABRAHAM ORTELIUS. About 16 1/2″ x 21″. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1579. Titled PICARDIAE / Belgic regio / nis descriptio. “(Cartouche incorrectly reads “Joanne Surhonio, corrected in later editions). Shows the regions of Picardy, Santerre, Vermandois, etc. Dated lower left 1579. 527 1598 was a Brabantian cartographer and geographer. Conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas. The Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Theatre of the World. Ortelius is often considered one of the founders of the Netherlandish school of cartography. And one of the most notable figures of the school in its golden age (approximately 1570s1670s). The publication of his atlas. In 1570 is often considered as the official beginning of the Golden Age of Netherlandish cartography. He is also believed to be the first person to imagine that the continents were joined together before drifting. To their present positions. Not framed or matted. Hand applied pigments slightly faded in places. Slightly toned with negligible foxing. Cartouche and other colors vibrant. Minor roughage around the edges, nothing penetrating into the map (all visible in the images). A FINE AND VERY RARE SIXTEENTH CENTURY MAP. The item “Original Antique 16th C Map PICARDIAE BELGIC 1579 Abraham Ortelius France” is in sale since Friday, January 4, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “allenpeach” and is located in Tenants Harbor, Maine. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Topic: Antiques
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Abraham Ortelius
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Sheet Map
  • Type: Physical Map
  • Year: 1579
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
  • Country/Region: France
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