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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

Ortelius, Abraham
THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM. ANTWERP, 1574
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THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN COLLECTOR

Ortelius, Abraham
THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM. ANTWERP, 1574
Estimación
20.00030.000
Lote. Vendido 50,000 GBP (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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Ortelius, Abraham
THEATRUM ORBIS TERRARUM. ANTWERP, 1574
Fourth Latin edition, folio (405 x 280mm.), engraved architectural title, Catalogus auctorum with 103 names and 70 double-page engraved maps in contemporary hand colour, ownership annotation in ink, contemporary vellum with arms, title soiled and chipped, map 18 and 19, 48 and 49 misbound, world map split at lower fold, map 19 (Geldria) with loss at lower fold, some marginal soiling and a few maps split at fold, binding becoming detached

From its first appearance in 1570 with 53 mapsheets, the Theatrum was far more comprehensive in scope than the contemporary Italian Lafreri atlases, which were assembled or printed to order, and filled the need for a wide ranging modern geography (see lot 122). Its popularity can be judged by the fact that in its first year of publication no less than four issues were produced. In all, over forty different editions were published, with text in Latin, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, English or Italian, with the maps being frequently revised or replaced. In 1612, when the final edition appeared, the atlas contained no less than 150 maps.


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From its first appearance in 1570 with 53 mapsheets, the Theatrum was far more comprehensive in scope than the contemporary Italian Lafreri atlases, which were assembled or printed to order, and filled the need for a wide ranging modern geography (see lot 122). Its popularity can be judged by the fact that in its first year of publication no less than four issues were produced. In all, over forty different editions were published, with text in Latin, Dutch, German, French, Spanish, English or Italian, with the maps being frequently revised or replaced. In 1612, when the final edition appeared, the atlas contained no less than 150 maps.

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