C1579

Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae Finitimarumque regionum nova descriptio, Auctore Augustino…

Early edition (1579) of this 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 … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae Finitimarumque regionum nova descriptio, Auctore Augustino…

Date:

C1579

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

455mm 
x 335mm

Paper Size: 

550mm 
x 440mm
AUTHENTICITY
Schlavoniae, Croatiae, Carniae, Istriae, Bosniae Finitimarumque regionum nova descriptio, Auctore Augustino... - Antique Map from 1579

Genuine antique
dated:

1579

Description:

Early edition (1579) of this 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.

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.: 1579L(A)74 (last line, centred like 2 lines above it: duxi. Vale.).
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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