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ORTELIUS, A. - Eryn – Hiberniae, Britannicae Insulae, Nova Descriptio – Irelandt.

ORTELIUS, A. - Eryn – Hiberniae, Britannicae Insulae, Nova Descriptio – Irelandt.
Eryn – Hiberniae, Britannicae Insulae, Nova Descriptio – Irelandt. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Eryn – Hiberniae, Britannicae Insulae, Nova Descriptio – Irelandt..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1574.
Size : 16.2 x 21.1 inches. / 41.1 x 53.6 cm.
Colouring : FIne old color in outline and wash

Description :A beautiful map of Ireland from Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum." This map is significant as the first separate printed map of Ireland. It’s also one of the earliest maps of Ireland to present it with any significant detail.

Based on Mercator's famous 1564 wall map of the British Isles, it’s presented with west oriented to the top. The map is divided into counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, forests, coastal islands and other details. The names of the major clans are also listed.
The map is typical of Ortelius' “refined, yet ebullient style” and is embellished with bold strapwork title and scale cartouches and a pair of sailing vessels in the seas off the northern coastline.
French text on verso.
Condition : Excellent – fine impression and condition

ID: 91870

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