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Ortelius, Abraham
Frisiae Orientalis Descriptio.
Antwerpen: Platin, 1588. Other. 308 by 442mm (12 by 17 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, hand colored in outline and wash when published. This antique map shows eastern Friesland with the neighbouring Netherlands and the duchy of Oldenburg. The map is based on the cartographical source by Jan Bloemaerts or Johannes Florianus (Meurer p. 146). Emden is shown in the centre of the map, further on the map is equipped with many place names, same rivers, woods and lakes. Also the islands of Eastern Friesland are nicely shown, among them we find Nordernei Wangerode, Langerode, Borkum and others. This map was only published from 1579 to 1592 onwards in the"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius. This example is in original hand color and was published in the 1588 Spanish text edition. Ortelius was born on 14 April 1527 in the city of Antwerp, which was then in the Habsburg Netherlands (modern-day Belgium). The Orthellius family were originally from Augsburg, a Free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1535, the family had fallen under suspicion of Protestantism. Following the death of Ortelius's father, his uncle Jacobus van Meteren returned from religious exile in England to take care of Ortelius. Abraham remained close to his cousin Emanuel van Meteren, who would later moved to London. In 1575 he was appointed geographer to the king of Spain, Philip II, on the recommendation of Arias Montanus, who vouched for his orthodoxy. He travelled extensively in Europe and is specifically known to have traveled throughout the Seventeen Provinces; in southern, wester … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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