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Ortelius, Abraham
Agri Cremonensis Typus.
Antwerp: 1590-1612. Hand colored, double-page engraved map, 345 x 495 mm (14" x 20"), Latin text on verso. Wide margins, some soiling in margins, a little darkening at fold, tear at fold at bottom margin; otherwise very good with strong impression. Ortelius (1527-1598) is typically viewed as the creator of the modern atlas. He started his career as a map-engraver around 1547, and by 1570 he published the first edition of his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Atlas of the Whole World), which included seventy maps, many engraved by Frans Hogenberg. This map is colorful impression of the Cremona section of Italy, Italy, and it was probably published in 1612, although date on the map indicates 1579. Bagrow: History of Cartography p.179. # 101238.
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