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ORTELIUS, A. - Brittanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio.

ORTELIUS, A. - Brittanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio.
Brittanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Brittanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, c1590.
Size : 14.7 x 19.4 inches. / 37.3 x 49.4 cm.
Colouring : Original colours

Description :Southern part of Ortelius important two-sheet map of the British Isles. Includes Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, and England. Shows the Hadrian's Wall.

Richly decorated with a large sailing ship, several smaller ships, and a small cartouche. Latin text on verso.

Rare map, issued with in Parergon 1590 and repeated only in the Parergon 1591 and Theatrum 1592, replaced by a single plate in 1595. According to Van Den Broecke, no more than 400 copies were ever printed!
Shirley (BI) #160; Van den Broecke #190-191.
Condition : An attractive example in very good condition! Dark impression. Faint toning, mostly to margins. Central fold with some creasing and a short repaired tear to the top.

ID: 92860

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