C1571

Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus.

Famous c.16th map of Persia based on Gastaldi’s 1564 map of Asia Minor and Ortelius’s own map of Asia. It includes present day Iraq and Afghanistan and is identified as being the first state by the page signature on the … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus.

Date:

C1571

Condition:

Minor crease in the lower left hand corner, otherwise in good condition. With centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 355mm

Paper Size: 

550mm 
x 385mm
AUTHENTICITY
Persici sive Sophorum Regni Typus. - Antique Map from 1571

Genuine antique
dated:

1571

Description:

Famous c.16th map of Persia based on Gastaldi’s 1564 map of Asia Minor and Ortelius’s own map of Asia. It includes present day Iraq and Afghanistan and is identified as being the first state by the page signature on the verso of 49 which changed to 64 for the second state in 1573. On watermarked paper, the watermark are two crossed arrows. 

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.: 167-1571L P.49 (last line, centred like one line above it: Nicolai Geni Patricij Veneti Cõmentaria rerum Persicarum.).
Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici. Amsterdam 1967. Volumes I-V: III Ort 39 State 1.
Karrow, R. Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century and their Maps. Bio-Bibliographies of the Cartographers of Abraham Ortelius, 1570. Chigago 1993.: p.246.
Kroght, P. Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. Amsterdam 1997. Nine volumes.: Vol III A, 31:002.
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 3356716
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: Call Number/Physical Location G1006 .T5 1570b (1570 edititon)
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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