1575 Ortelius Antique Maps of Loire Valley, River & Alliers River France 30993

1575 Ortelius Antique Maps of Loire Valley, River & Alliers River France 30993

1575 Ortelius Antique Maps of Loire Valley, River & Alliers River France 30993

1575 Ortelius Antique Maps of Loire Valley, River & Alliers River France 30993

Regionis Biturigum Exactiss Descriptio per D. Limaniae Topographia Gabriele Symeoneo Auct. The region of Berry exactly described by Jean Chameau. The topography around of Lyons by Gabriel Symeon. Ortelius, Abraham 1528-98. 19in x 15in (485mm x 380mm). (A+) Fine Condition. These original copper-plate engraved antique maps, the first of the Loire River & Valley and the second of the Alliers River, was published by Abraham Ortelius in the 1575 French edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. These are two rare regional Abraham Ortelius maps on a single folio sheet. The Left Map, centered on Bourges, depicts the Loire Valley region from Gian to St. Sebastian in the south and from Le Blanc east as far as Nevers. Several important cities are noted, including Argenton, Neuers (Nevers), Bourges, Le Blang en Berry, Romarantin, Vierzon, Chasteau Neuf, and others. The right map follows the flow of the Alliers River from Randan to Gondole. Important cities, including Beauregard, Cleremont, among several others are noted. Each map features a decorative cartouche and details their respective regions in wonderful detail with attention to forests, cities, rivers and villages. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size. Plate size: – 19 1/2in x 12 1/2in (490mm x 310mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: – L&R margins cropped close to border. Plate area: – Light age toning along centerfold. Background: The Loire Valley spanning 280 kilometres , is located in the middle stretch of the Loire River in central France, in both the administrative regions Pays de la Loire and Centre-Val de Loire. The area of the Loire Valley comprises about 800 square kilometres. It is referred to as the Cradle of the French and the Garden of France due to the abundance of vineyards, fruit orchards (such as cherries), and artichoke, and asparagus fields, which line the banks of the river. Notable for its historic towns, architecture, and wines, the valley has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period. The Allier is a river in central France. It is a left tributary of the Loire. Its source is in the Massif Central, in the Lozère department, east of Mende. It flows generally north. It joins the Loire west of the city of Nevers. Ortelius, Abraham 1528-98 Abraham Ortel, better known as Ortelius, was born in Antwerp and after studying Greek, Latin and mathematics set up business there with his sister, as a book dealer and \\\’painter of maps\\\’. Traveling widely, especially to the great book fairs, his business prospered and he established contacts with the literati in many lands. On one such visit to England, possibly seeking temporary refuge from religious persecution, he met William Camden whom he is said to have encouraged in the production of the Britannia. A turning-point in his career was reached in 1564 with the publication of a World Map in eight sheets of which only one copy is known: other individual maps followed and then – at the suggestion of a friend – he gathered together a collection of maps from contacts among European cartographers and had them engraved in uniform size and issued in 1570 as the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Atlas of the Whole World). Although Lafreri and others in Italy had published collections of \\\’modern\\\’ maps in book form in earlier years, the Theatrum was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps and hence can be called the first atlas, although that term itself was not used until twenty years later by Mercator. The Theatrum, with most of its maps elegantly engraved by Frans Hogenberg, was an instant success and appeared in numerous editions in different languages including addenda issued from time to time incorporating the latest contemporary knowledge and discoveries. The final edition appeared in 1612. Unlike many of his contemporaries Ortelius noted his sources of information and in the first edition acknowledgement was made to eighty-seven different cartographers. Apart from the modern maps in his major atlas, Ortelius himself compiled a series of historical maps known as the Parergon Theatri which appeared from 1579 onwards, sometimes as a separate publication and sometimes incorporated in the Theatrum Background of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum For the first time, in 1570, all the elements of the modern Atlas were brought to publication by Abraham Ortelius in his Atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This substantial undertaking assembled fifty-three of the best available maps of the world by the most renowned and up to date geographers. Unlike earlier compositions, such as the Italian composite or \\\”Lafreri\\\” Atlases, each of Ortelius\\\’ maps was engraved specifically for his Atlas according to uniform format. Through its launching, pre-eminence in map publishing was transferred from Italy to the Netherlands, leading to over a hundred years of Dutch supremacy in all facts of cartographical production. There were a total of 7300 copies of Theatrum published between 1570 – 1612 from 31 editions. Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1575 Ortelius Antique Maps of Loire Valley, River & Alliers River France 30993″ is in sale since Wednesday, March 11, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Ivanhoe, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Topographia Map 1570 Ortelius France #39. 17.5 x 21.7 inches. / 44.4 x 55.2 cm. Two detailed regional maps of France by Ortelius. The first shows the region of Berry south of the Soudre Maior River, centered on Bourges. Covers the Loire region from Gian to Le Blang and Argenton. The second shows the region of Limagne and the course of the Elneur (Alliers) River, with Beauregard and Clevemont (Cleremont). An excellent example with Latin text on the verso with a. Ccompanying Latin text on verso with hand-colored rubric letters. Striking, vibrant, original color. Please contact me if you need additional information. Your feedback would be appreciated when you receive the item. Thank you for your interest in my auctions. These maps of France are from the first modern atlas, Abraham Ortelius. Or Theater of the World. The publication of this atlas marked an epoch in the history of cartography, for it is the first uniform and systematic collection of maps of the whole world based only on contemporary knowledge since the days of Ptolemy. In the sixteenth century there was a great increase in interest in maps and charts, and Ortelius, as a businessman with a passion for history and cartography, was at the forefront in meeting this demand. Through his collecting and his antiques business, Ortelius was able to research contemporary maps, becoming the greatest expert of his day in the bibliography of maps. Ortelius based his work on the best maps available, drawing all the maps himself with the celebrated Frans Hogenberg cutting most of the plates. Unlike other atlas-makers, Ortelius cited the authors of the original maps from which he compiled his work. Thus it is not only for his unprecedented achievement in issuing the first modern atlas, but also for his thoughtful and rigorous methodology, that Ortelius belongs amongst the first rank of cartographers. He is very aptly called the father of modern cartography. Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer whom is celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). After studying Greek, Latin, and mathematics, Ortelius went into business with his sister as a book dealer and printer of maps. Ortelius’ work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator). Elegantly engraved by Frans Hogenberg, the work contained 70 maps on 53 leaves. In the following years, five supplements were added. Originally issued in 1570, four editions of the Theatrum were published the first year; it was to be reissued in 42 editions overall, until 1612, with 5 supplements and text in Latin, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian and English. The item “1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France” is in sale since Wednesday, February 26, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “deep-sky-gazer” and is located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year: 1570
  • Format: Sheet Map
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Abraham Ortelius
  • Type: Physical Map
  • Topic: Antiques
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Country/Region: France
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ORTELIUS Rare German Edition France Galliae Regnum 1573

ORTELIUS Rare German Edition France Galliae Regnum 1573

ORTELIUS Rare German Edition France Galliae Regnum 1573

Ortelius: Theatrum oder Schawplatz des erdbodems – Galliae Regnum.. Published: Second German Edition, Antwerp 1573 – “the rarest issue of the atlas of Ortelius” (Sabin). 50 x 38.5 cm. Condition: please see photos – original color – centerfold with underlaid split, small underlaid tear to lower margin. The item “ORTELIUS Rare German Edition France Galliae Regnum 1573″ is in sale since Sunday, February 9, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “odetowhitman*” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Maker: Ortelius
  • Country/Region: Austria
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Ortelius
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Type: Map
  • Year: 1573
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
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ORTELIUS Original Map France Arles Narbonne Grenoble Geneve Torino 1573

ORTELIUS Original Map France Arles Narbonne Grenoble Geneve Torino 1573

ORTELIUS Original Map France Arles Narbonne Grenoble Geneve Torino 1573

ORTELIUS Original Map France Arles Narbonne Grenoble Geneve Torino 1573

ORTELIUS Original Map France Arles Narbonne Grenoble Geneve Torino 1573

ORTELIUS Original Map France Arles Narbonne Grenoble Geneve Torino 1573

ORTELIUS Original Map France Arles Narbonne Grenoble Geneve Torino 1573

ORTELIUS Original Map France Arles Narbonne Grenoble Geneve Torino 1573

Ortelius: Theatrum orbis terrarum – Galliae Narbonensis & Sabaudiae. Published: Latin Edition, Antwerp 1573. 55 x 40.5 cm. For more maps and prints visit our site raremapexchange. The item “ORTELIUS Original Map France Arles Narbonne Grenoble Geneve Torino 1573″ is in sale since Wednesday, November 20, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “odetowhitman*” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Maker: Ortelius
  • Subgenre: France
  • Topic: Maps
  • Country/Region: France
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Ortelius
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Type: Map
  • Year: 1573
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
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1579 Ortelius Map of Calais, France (Maroilles Cheese Region)

1579 Ortelius Map of Calais, France (Maroilles Cheese Region). WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delinatio. Description: This is a rare 1579 Abraham Ortelius map of the French department of Pas-de-Calais. It covers the French and Belgian coastline from Estables to Calais. This area is known for producing Maroilles, a soft cheese made from cow’s milk and with a washed rind. Cartographically based upon a four sheet map issued by Nicholas de Nicolay in 1558, it features a decorative title cartouche in the lower left quadrant. Shows the region in wonderful detail with attention to forests, cities, rivers, villages and other topographical features. Published in Antwerp by A. Ortelius in 1579 for issue in his seminal atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Size: Printed area measures 14 inches high by 10 inches wide. This map was originally part of a larger sheet on which several maps were printed, consequently the map’s printing and plate mark extend off the right hand side of the page. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1579 Ortelius Map of Calais, France (Maroilles Cheese Region)” is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1579
  • Country/Region: France
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1579 Ortelius Map of Calais and Vermandois, France and Vicinity

1579 Ortelius Map of Calais and Vermandois, France and Vicinity. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delinatio. / Veromanduorum Eorumque Confinium Exactissima Discriptio. Description: Two rare regional Abraham Ortelius maps on a single folio sheet. Left map, entitled Caletensium, depicts the French and Belgian coastline from Estables to Calais. Cartographically based upon a four sheet map issued by Nicholas de Nicolay. The right map, entitled Veromandorum, depicts the immediate vicinity of Saint-Quentin in northern France. This map is based upon the cartographic work of Jean de Surhon who was commissioned by the crown to map the region in 1557. Each map features a decorative title cartouche in the lower left quadrant. Both maps show their respective regions in wonderful detail with attention to forest cities, roads, rivers and villages. Published in Antwerp by A. Ortelius in 1579 for issue in his seminal atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Size: Printed area measures 13 inches high by 19 inches wide. Condition: Very good condition. Latin text on verso. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1579 Ortelius Map of Calais and Vermandois, France and Vicinity” is in sale since Thursday, August 22, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1579 Ortelius Map of Calais, France (Maroilles Cheese Region)

1579 Ortelius Map of Calais, France (Maroilles Cheese Region). WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delinatio. Description: This is a rare 1579 Abraham Ortelius map of the French department of Pas-de-Calais. It covers the French and Belgian coastline from Estables to Calais. This area is known for producing Maroilles, a soft cheese made from cow’s milk and with a washed rind. Cartographically based upon a four sheet map issued by Nicholas de Nicolay in 1558, it features a decorative title cartouche in the lower left quadrant. Shows the region in wonderful detail with attention to forests, cities, rivers, villages and other topographical features. Published in Antwerp by A. Ortelius in 1579 for issue in his seminal atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Size: Printed area measures 14 inches high by 10 inches wide. This map was originally part of a larger sheet on which several maps were printed, consequently the map’s printing and plate mark extend off the right hand side of the page. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1579 Ortelius Map of Calais, France (Maroilles Cheese Region)” is in sale since Thursday, May 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1579 Ortelius Map of Calais, France (Maroilles Cheese Region)

1579 Ortelius Map of Calais, France (Maroilles Cheese Region). WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delinatio. Description: This is a rare 1579 Abraham Ortelius map of the French department of Pas-de-Calais. It covers the French and Belgian coastline from Estables to Calais. This area is known for producing Maroilles, a soft cheese made from cow’s milk and with a washed rind. Cartographically based upon a four sheet map issued by Nicholas de Nicolay in 1558, it features a decorative title cartouche in the lower left quadrant. Shows the region in wonderful detail with attention to forests, cities, rivers, villages and other topographical features. Published in Antwerp by A. Ortelius in 1579 for issue in his seminal atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Size: Printed area measures 14 inches high by 10 inches wide. This map was originally part of a larger sheet on which several maps were printed, consequently the map’s printing and plate mark extend off the right hand side of the page. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1579 Ortelius Map of Calais, France (Maroilles Cheese Region)” is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France

Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Topographia Map 1570 Ortelius France #39. 17.5 x 21.7 inches. / 44.4 x 55.2 cm. Two detailed regional maps of France by Ortelius. The first shows the region of Berry south of the Soudre Maior River, centered on Bourges. Covers the Loire region from Gian to Le Blang and Argenton. The second shows the region of Limagne and the course of the Elneur (Alliers) River, with Beauregard and Clevemont (Cleremont). An excellent example with Latin text on the verso with a. Ccompanying Latin text on verso with hand-colored rubric letters. Striking, vibrant, original color. Please contact me if you need additional information. Your feedback would be appreciated when you receive the item. Thank you for your interest in my auctions. These maps of France are from the first modern atlas, Abraham Ortelius. Or Theater of the World. The publication of this atlas marked an epoch in the history of cartography, for it is the first uniform and systematic collection of maps of the whole world based only on contemporary knowledge since the days of Ptolemy. In the sixteenth century there was a great increase in interest in maps and charts, and Ortelius, as a businessman with a passion for history and cartography, was at the forefront in meeting this demand. Through his collecting and his antiques business, Ortelius was able to research contemporary maps, becoming the greatest expert of his day in the bibliography of maps. Ortelius based his work on the best maps available, drawing all the maps himself with the celebrated Frans Hogenberg cutting most of the plates. Unlike other atlas-makers, Ortelius cited the authors of the original maps from which he compiled his work. Thus it is not only for his unprecedented achievement in issuing the first modern atlas, but also for his thoughtful and rigorous methodology, that Ortelius belongs amongst the first rank of cartographers. He is very aptly called the father of modern cartography. Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer whom is celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). After studying Greek, Latin, and mathematics, Ortelius went into business with his sister as a book dealer and printer of maps. Ortelius’ work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator). Elegantly engraved by Frans Hogenberg, the work contained 70 maps on 53 leaves. In the following years, five supplements were added. Originally issued in 1570, four editions of the Theatrum were published the first year; it was to be reissued in 42 editions overall, until 1612, with 5 supplements and text in Latin, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian and English. The item “1570 Ortelius Regionis Biturigum Exactiss + Limaniae Loire Alliers Map France” is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “deep-sky-gazer” and is located in Travelers Rest, South Carolina. 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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ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu

ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu

ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu

ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu

ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu

ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu

ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu

ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu

ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu

Abraham Ortelius’ map of ancient Gaul in original hand color, published by Willem Janszoon Blaeu, Amsterdam, 1635. The map is titled Gallia Vetus, Ad iul Caesaris Commentaria, ex conatibus geographicis Abrah Ortelii. In a decorative cartouche. Ortelius’ depiction of ancient France is based on information from Caesar’s De Bello Gallico, which begins with the frequently quoted phrase “Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres”, meaning “Gaul is a whole divided into three parts, ” inhabited by the Belgae, the Aquitani, and the Celts. This map labels Gaul’s three parts, as well as the Roman province on the north shore of the Mediterranean, and shows mountains, rivers and forests, with only a few ancient place names, including Parisi (Paris). The names of famous people and tribes of Gallia, as described by Caesar, are listed at the sides, and there’s a portrait of Caesar at the upper left. The image area measures 38.7 x 50 cm [15¼" x 19¾"] on a larger sheet, with vertical center fold, as issued. There is Latin text on the reverse side, with exetnsive commentary on the Druids. This map is in very good condition, with a tiny scratch in the cartouche and a thin spot in the upper margin, outside of the image area. Please see the scans, which include front and back views of the entire sheet, and feel free to ask any questions. This is an original , authentic antique map, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine. Powered by SixBit’s eCommerce Solution. The item “ORTELIUS Map GALLIA VETUS Julius Caesar Ancient Gaul France 1635 Willem Blaeu” is in sale since Friday, March 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “new_world_maps” and is located in Lake Worth, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Type: Political Map
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Year: 1635
  • Country/Region: Belgium
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Willem Janszoon Blaeu
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Region: Europe
  • Product Type: Antique Map
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