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Ortelius, Abraham
Rhetiae alpestris descriptio, in qua hodie Tirolis Comitatus. - Goritiae, Karstii, Chaczeolae, Carniolae, Histriae, et Windorum Marchae Descrip.
Antwerp, 1573. Other. 340 by 500mm (13 by 19 inches).. Original antique copper engraving, published 1573 in Antwerp in the famous Atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. German text edition. Uncolored example. Two maps on one double page plate, each one of them showing a title cartouche at the top centre. Villages and towns are shown as miniature views, as well mountains and rivers are shown. The both maps are engraved after Wolfgang Lazius. On the full sheet as published. The detailed map on the Duchy of Tirol, is mainly showing South Tirol with the area Innsbruck, Trient, the Lago de Garda towards Verona in the South. The other map is showing the area Carniola, Istria and the so called"Windisch Mark" . 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, western, northern, and eastern Germany (e.g., 1560, 1575–1576); France (1559–1560); England and Irel … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Antiquariat Reinhold Berg ek [Germany]
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