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Abraham ORTELIUS (1528 - 1598)
Angliae, Scotiae, Et Hiberniae Sive Britannicae Insularum Descriptio
1570. "Carta geografica delle Isole Britanniche tratta dall'edizione italiana del ""Theatrum Orbis Therrarum"" di Ortelius, 1606. Terzo stato della lastra di questa importante mappa basata sulla carta murale di Mercator del 1564. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, in ottimo stato di conservazione." Attractive full color example of Ortelius' first map of the British Isles, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world. A state 3 of this classic, handsome and decorative map of ancient British Isles with north orientated to the east. Italian text on verso. From the Vrients edition of 1606. Based on Mercator's 1564 map of the British isles and improved by Saxton's 1579 map and the writings of the ancient classical writers. Embellishments include seven ships and three decorative strap work cartouches. Broecke, Ortelius 16, state 3. Shirley (1991), map 82, plate 42.
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [Italy]
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