C1592

Illyricum.

Famous c.16th map covering the area of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina region by Abraham Ortelius, published in, Ortelius’s, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, widely regarded as the first modern atlas for having all the maps in a similar size and format. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Illyricum.

Date:

C1592

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

478mm 
x 367mm

Paper Size: 

552mm 
x 441mm
AUTHENTICITY
Illyricum. - Antique Map from 1592

Genuine antique
dated:

1592

Description:

Famous c.16th map covering the area of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina region by Abraham Ortelius, published in, Ortelius’s, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, widely regarded as the first modern atlas for having all the maps in a similar size and format. Montenegro with the towns of Spalato and Zara are marked, as well as other coastal towns.

Ortelius was the first to separate ancient and recent geographic knowledge in his maps and to indicate the changes from the old nomenclature to the new.

From, Ortelius, A. Theatrum orbis terrarum

References:
Van Den Broecke, M. P. R. Ortelius Atlas Maps.1996 Netherlands. 1592L87 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: que; adeò vt eius etiam inter Turcos frequentissimus vsus sit.)
Tooley, R. Tooley’s Dictionary of Mapmakers 1979 p.29.
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 57693.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973 374.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 3419833 (1601 edition)
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: Call Number/Physical Location G1006 .T5 1570b (1570 edition)
Utrecht University: Call number: KAART: *VIII*.A.a.8 Rar Lk (1579 edition)
State Library New South Wales: Call Number: MRB/X912/7D (1579 edition)

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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