C1584

Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip.

Mapmaker:

Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598)

Famous map of Crete, Greece’s largest island, with ten other islands, by Abraham Ortelius from the Latin edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The islands from left; Metellino (Mitiline, Lesbos), Cerigo (Kithira), Scarpanto (Karpathos), Nicsia (Naxos), Santorini (Thira), Milo (Milos), … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip.

Date:

C1584

Mapmaker:

Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598)

Condition:

In good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring

Image Size: 

505mm 
x 360mm

Paper Size: 

595mm 
x 480mm
AUTHENTICITY
Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip. - Antique Map from 1584

Genuine antique
dated:

1584

Description:

Famous map of Crete, Greece’s largest island, with ten other islands, by Abraham Ortelius from the Latin edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

The islands from left;

Metellino
(Mitiline, Lesbos), Cerigo (Kithira), Scarpanto (Karpathos), Nicsia
(Naxos), Santorini (Thira), Milo (Milos), Stalimene (Lemnos), Negroponte
(Euboea), Rodus (Rhodos), and Scio (Chios).

Reference;

1584L77 page number 77; last line, left aligned, in cursive script: “donium, &
Porcacchium,qui de insulis peculiaria volumina edidere,lingua
Italica”.

Mapmaker:

Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

Flemish cartographer, mapseller and publisher. Ortelius was a leading cartographer who published the first modern atlas in 1570, Theatrum orbis terrarum in which each map was presented on a separate sheet. He initially trained as an engraver in 1547 and as an illuminator of maps. Influenced by Gerard Mercator he published his first map in 1564 and soon after published his famous atlas that changed the way maps were sold and published.

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