Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France
Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France

Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France

RARE, EARLY AND ORIGINAL MAP BY ABRAHAM ORTELIUS. About 16 3/4″ x 21″. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum , first published in 1570. Titled “GALLIAE REGNI POTENTISS NOVA DESCRIPTIO, JOANNE IOLIVETO AUCTORE, ” (“A New Description of the Powerful Kingdom of France per the Accurate work of Jean Jolivet”). Hand colored copper plate engraving on rag (laid) paper. Densely filled with topographical features and numerous cities. Bar scale in French miles, with dividers. The borders are graduated for latitude and longitude. Coat of arms displayed in the Oceanus Occidentalis. The title runs across the top of the map and a there is a text panel within a strapwork cartouche, celebrating the wealth, military courage and education of the French. Manuscript verso in Latin. 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. Small 3 in the central crease in the lower margin (all visible in the images). A FINE AND VERY RARE SIXTEENTH CENTURY MAP. The item “Original Antique 16th C Map Galliae Regni Potentiss 1570 Ortelius France” is in sale since Wednesday, January 16, 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: 1570
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
  • Country/Region: France
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