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Iberia - Ortelius, Abraham. (1527-1598).
Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locumplessima Descriptio.
Antwerp, Ortelius, [c.], 1592. Original hand-coloured engraving. Plate Size: 49.6 cm x 37.6 cm. Sheet Size: 57.8 cm x 45.6 cm. Original map. Very good condition. Clean and crisp impression. Some slight creases along edges. Very minor, barely visible, tears to lower edges. [Hernando Abb. S. 139; Imagens 11; Broecke 25.3; Koeman III, 6000:31/b. - 3. Zustand (from 4) with "Estrecho de Gibraltar"]. Border with longitudinal and latitudinal information. A beautifully detailed map of the Kingdom of Spain, with the smaller provincial and historical kingdoms - Galitia, Asturias, Biscaia, Navarra, Aragonia, Catalonia, Castilia Nova and Vetus, Valencia, Murcia, Granada, and Andaluzia - also delineated, as is Portugal. The Balearic Islands are also included. In the top right corner the French cities of Montpellier and Marseille can be seen. The Barbary Coast of North Africa lies to the lower section of the map. Relief shown pictorially with rivers, mountains and significant towns and cities depicted. Lower right corner bears OrteliusÂ’ characteristic strapwork design ornaments the title cartouche. Scale topped with a large pair of dividers in the lower left corner. Two naval ships pictured highlight the maritime importance of the peninsula. Giant mythical sea creatures guard the straits at Gibraltar and at the Balearic Islands. Abraham Ortelius was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World). He was one of the most notable figures of the Dutch school of cartography during … [Click Below for Full Description]
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