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    Typvs orbis terrarvm
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Appears in Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes illustrations. Latin text on verso. In lower left: cum privilegio. Has a crack and re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. Differs from LC's 1579[?] edition in having a more noticeable crack in lower left corner. Also...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hogenberg, Frans
    • Date: 1584-01-01
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    Journey and Life of the Patriarch Abraham.
    Abrahami Patriarchae peregrinatio et vita
    This map tracing the life of the patriarch Abraham was published in Antwerp in 1590 by Abraham Ortelius (1527-98), the Flemish publisher who created the world's first atlas. It is the first printing of a map by Tilemann Stella (circa 1525-89), a German cartographer, geographer, and mathematician. The inset map at the upper left shows Abraham's journey to the Holy Land from the land...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Stella, Tilemannus
    • Date: 1590-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    A New Description of Asia.
    Asiae nova descriptio
    The Flemish geographer and scholar Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) in 1570. It contained 53 maps, each with a detailed commentary. It was the first true atlas in the modern sense: a bound book of map plates and accompanying text specifically produced to give a uniform, complete presentation. More than 7,300 copies of...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1579-01-01
    • Resource: - 2 pages

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    Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni tÿpus. Covers northern Asia. Relief shown pictorially. From Abraham Ortelius's atlas: Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1603 ed. Hand col. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes text, notes, and col. ill. Text on verso.
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Vrients, Jan Baptista
    • Date: 1570-01-01
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    Typvs orbis terrarvm Relief shown pictorially. Includes text. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Acquisitions control no. 19-85 Vault
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1628-01-01
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    Baptista Boazio's Irlandiæ c. 1606 = Irlandiæ accvrata descriptio.
    Irlandiæ accvrata descriptio | Irlandiæ accurata descriptio
    Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Relief shown pictorially. Oriented with north to the right.
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Vrients, Jan Baptista - Boazio, Baptista
    • Date: 1606-01-01
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    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm.
    Theatrum orbis terrarum
    Relief shown pictorially. Colophon: 20 Mai 1570. Catalogus auctorum includes 87 names. T.p. verso blank. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso. Acid offset on facing pages. Blank leaves inserted between map sheets. Front cover displays the name and arms of Jean, comte de Hoya, bishop of Münster and Osnabrück (1566-74). Phillips, 3389 Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1A Includes "De Mona...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Llwyd, Humphrey - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius)
    • Date: 1570-01-01

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    Theatrvm orbis terrarvm.
    Theatrum orbis terrarum
    Relief shown pictorially. Catalogus auctorum includes 92 names. Epigram on t.p. verso has 16 lines. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso. List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 374, copy 1 Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1 Includes "De Mona druidum insula" by H. Llwyd. Exhibited: A world of names, 1990. Exhibited: Images of the World, 1984. Available also...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Llwyd, Humphrey - Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius)
    • Date: 1570-01-01

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    Map of Denmark from the Atlas "Theatrum orbis terrarum".
    Daniae Regni Typus
    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....
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Antoniszoon, Cornelis, Born 1499 - Jordan, Marcus
    • Date: 1570-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    New Map of Africa.
    Africae Tabvla Nova
    "Africae tabula nova" (New map of Africa) appeared in the first edition (1570) of Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) by the Flemish scholar and geographer Abraham Ortelius (1527--98). The map is based on Giacomo Gastaldi's eight-sheet wall map of 1564 and on the 1569 world map by Gerhard Mercator and is the first to reflect accurately the knowledge gained by Europeans about...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hogenberg, Franz - Gastaldi, Giacomo - Mercator, Gerhard
    • Date: 1575-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Pervviae avriferae regionis typvs / La Florida / auctore Hieron. Chiaues ; Gvastecan reg.
    Peruuiae auriferae regionis typus | Florida | Gvastecan reg | Guastecan reg
    Shows portion of Central America, northwestern South America, southern United States, and coast of Tamaulipas in Mexico. Relief shown pictorially. Includes illustrations. Transferred from the collection of the Canal Zone Library-Museum, 1980. Map in Latin. French text on verso. Annotated in pencil, on verso, with Canal Zone Library map checklist number: 28.
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hurtado De Mendoza, Diego - Chaves, Geronimo - Canal Zone Library-Museum
    • Date: 1598-01-01
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    Portugalliae : que olim Lusitania, nouissima & exactissima descriptio "... anno MCCCCCLX." Oriented with north to the right. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image. Includes col. ill. Text on verso. On verso: 14. Filed with Eastham Collection in G&M Vault: EA 225-A: ga61 02-20-2013
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Seco, Fernando Alvares
    • Date: 1560-01-01
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    Representation of the Turkish Empire.
    Turcici Imperii descriptio
    The Flemish geographer and scholar Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) in 1570. It contained 53 maps, each with a detailed commentary. It was the first true atlas in the modern sense: a bound book of map plates and accompanying text specifically produced to give a uniform, complete presentation. More than 7,300 copies of...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1570-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Representation of the Turkish Empire.
    Turcici Imperii Descriptio
    The Flemish geographer and scholar Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) in 1570. It contained 53 maps, each with a detailed commentary. It was the first true atlas in the modern sense: a bound book of map plates and accompanying text specifically produced to give a uniform, complete presentation. More than 7,300 copies of...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Gastaldi, Giacomo
    • Date: 1579-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Hiberniae, Britannicae Insvlae nova descripto. Relief shown pictorially. Phillips, 406 Available also through the Library of Congress web site as a raster image. Filed with Eastham Collection in G&M Vault: EA 20-A: ga61 02-20-2013
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1598-01-01
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    A Geographical Rendering of Judaea, or the Land of Israel, in Which the Positions of the Most Famous Places in the Old and New Testament are Precisely Depicted.
    Iudaeae seu Terrae Israelis Tabula geographica; in qua Locorum in Veteri et Novo Testamento celebratissimorum Situs accurate descripti
    This hand-colored copperplate map of the Holy Land, featuring notable cities from the Bible, appeared in Le theatre du monde ou nouvel atlas (Theater of the world, or new atlas), a work by Jan Jansson (1588-1664) that was published in Amsterdam circa 1658. It depicts the kingdoms of Judea and Israel, along with territory stretching north to present-day Beirut and land on both sides...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Stella, Tilemannus - Horn, Georg - Jansson, Jan
    • Date: 1658-01-01
    • Resource: - 1 page
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    Typvs orbis terrarvm
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Appears in Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum orbis terrarum. Includes illustrations. Latin text on verso. In lower left: cum privilegio. Has a crack and re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. LC copy mounted on cloth. Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 122 Available also through the...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hogenberg, Frans
    • Date: 1579-01-01
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    Pervviae avriferae regionis typvs / La Florida / auctore Hieron. Chiaues ; Gvastecan reg
    Florida | Guastecan reg | Gvastecan reg | Peruuiae auriferae regionis typus
    "Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) was a Flemish engraver and businessman who traveled widely to pursue his commercial interests. In 1560 he became interested in scientific geography during a voyage with Gerardus Mercator. Ortelius's major work, Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world), was published in Antwerp in 1570, at the threshold of the golden age of Dutch cartography. Theatrum presented the world in its component...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham - Hurtado De Mendoza, Diego - Chaves, Geronimo - Plantin, Christophe
    • Date: 1584
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    Typvs orbis terrarvm.
    Typus orbis terrarum
    Oval map within illustrated border, showing clouds. Includes illustrations. Appears to be an etched, probably unauthorized copy of an edition of Ortelius's map, possibly made in Italy. This map copies the re-engraved clouds in lower left corner, which, according to Shirley, dates the map to 1579 or later. The word "occidens" on the left edge of the map reads bottom to top rather than...
    • Contributor: Ortelius, Abraham
    • Date: 1579-01-01