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Rhetiae alpestris descriptio, in qua hodie Tirolis Comitatus. Goritiae, Karstii, Chaczeolae, Carniolae, Histriae, et Windorum Marchae descrip.
Artist: Ortelius Abraham ca ; issued in: Antwerp; date: ca1590 - - technic: Copper print; - colorit: colored; - condition: Small missing part replaced; - size (in cm): 34 x 49,5; - description: 2 maps on one sheet depicting Tyrol with the city of Wasserburg,S alzburg, Innsbruck, Sterzing, Brixen, Linz, Meran, Trient, Verona and the lago di Garda and a map of Istria and Dalmatia.; - vita of the artist: Abraham Ortelius(1527 ?1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, generally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, and the first to imagine that the continents were joint together before drifting to their present position.He began as a map-engraver, in 1547 and entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten. His early career is that of a businessman and most of his journeys before 1560 are for commercial purposes. In 1564 he completed a "mappemonde", eight-leaved map of the world, which afterwards appeared in reduced form in the Theatrum. The only extant copy of this great map is in the library of the University of Basle (cf. Bernoulli, Ein Karteninkunabelnband, Basle, 1905, p. 5). He also published a two-sheet map of Egypt in 1565, a plan of the Brittenburg castle on the coast of the Netherlands in 1568, an eight-sheet map of Asia in 1567, and a six-sheet map of Spain before the appearance of his atlas. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. In 1573 Ortelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum. Four more Additamenta were to follow, the last one appearing in 1597. He also had a keen interest and formed a fine collection of coins, medals and antiques, and this resulted in the book.In 1573 Ortelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum. Four more Additamenta were to follow, the last one appearing in 1597. He also had a keen interest and formed a fine collection of coins, medals and antiques, and this resulted in the book originals of his maps in these days are popular collector's items.
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