C1603

Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip.

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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S/N: ORTE-147-EU-GRE-1603L92–226191
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Full Title:

Archipelagi Insularum Aliquot Descrip.

Date:

C1603

Condition:

Repaired tear on bottom centre fold, otherwise in good condition.

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 1603

Genuine antique
dated:

1603

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;

Broe 147 1603L92 (last line, left aligned, in italic script: “dere,lingua Italica”.)

Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598)

Ortelius was a Flemish cartographer, map seller 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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