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ORTELIUS, A. / GALLE, Ph. - Turcici imperii descriptio.

ORTELIUS, A. / GALLE, Ph. -  Turcici imperii descriptio.
Turcici imperii descriptio. - ORTELIUS, A. / GALLE, Ph.
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Title : Turcici imperii descriptio..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A. / GALLE, Ph..
Date : Antwerp, 1583.
Size : 3.1 x 4.3 inches. / 7.8 x 10.9 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Fine map of the Middle East, extending from Greece to Arabia and covering the Cradle of Civilisation region.
Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a cartographer and publisher, who is born and died in Antwerp.
The tremendous success of Orteliusís landmark 1570 Theatrum led to the publication of a miniature version, which was the first pocket-sized atlas issued in The Netherlands. It first appeared in Dutch in 1577. These works were very popular, far less expensive than folio editions, and brought information to a broader market. While the miniature Ortelius was a great success, with a number of versions issued by different publishers from 1577 to 1612, the early editions are of considerable rarity. The first five editions, are issued by Orteliusís friend Philippe Galle.
From the second French text edition.

Condition : Copper engraving with French letterpress on verso.

ID: 38094

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