Map Map of Denmark from the Atlas "Theatrum orbis terrarum". Daniae Regni Typus

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Title

  • Map of Denmark from the Atlas "Theatrum orbis terrarum".

Other Title

  • Daniae Regni Typus

Summary

  • The Flemish scholar and geographer Abraham Ortelius (1527--98) published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) in 1570. Containing 53 maps, each with a detailed commentary, it is considered the first true atlas in the modern sense: a collection of uniform map sheets and accompanying text bound to form a book for which copper printing plates were specifically engraved. The 1570 edition was followed by editions in Latin, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish, with an ever-increasing number of maps. Shown here is the first known printed map of Denmark, which appeared in the 1570 edition. The map was based on a 1552 map of the same title by the Danish cartographer Marcus Jordan, with other features taken from a 1543 map by the Dutch printmaker, painter, and cartographer Cornelis Anthonizoon (1505--53).

Contributor Names

  • Antoniszoon, Cornelis, born circa 1499 Contributor.
  • Jordan, Marcus, 1521-1595 Contributor.
  • Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 Creator.

Created / Published

  • Amsterdam : Abraham Ortelius, 1570.

Subject Headings

  • -  Denmark
  • -  1570

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 printed map ; 50 x 39 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Royal Library (The), Denmark.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021668472

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Antoniszoon, Cornelis, Born Circa 1499 Contributor, Marcus Jordan, and Abraham Ortelius. Map of Denmark from the Atlas "Theatrum orbis terrarum". Amsterdam: Abraham Ortelius, 1570. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668472/.

APA citation style:

Antoniszoon, C., Jordan, M. & Ortelius, A. (1570) Map of Denmark from the Atlas "Theatrum orbis terrarum". Amsterdam: Abraham Ortelius. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668472/.

MLA citation style:

Antoniszoon, Cornelis, Born Circa 1499 Contributor, Marcus Jordan, and Abraham Ortelius. Map of Denmark from the Atlas "Theatrum orbis terrarum". Amsterdam: Abraham Ortelius, 1570. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668472/>.