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ORTELIUS,A. - Titlepage: Parergon, in quo Veteris geographiae aliquot tabulae.

ORTELIUS,A. -  Titlepage: Parergon, in quo Veteris geographiae aliquot tabulae.
Titlepage: Parergon, in quo Veteris geographiae aliquot tabulae. - ORTELIUS,A.
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Title : Titlepage: Parergon, in quo Veteris geographiae aliquot tabulae..
Map maker : ORTELIUS,A..
Date : Antwerp 1595.
Size : 16.5 x 11.4 inches. / 42.0 x 29.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :Title page to the section of the Ortelius atlas part, Parergon with original hand-coloured decoration. The printer Plantin originally used the wood block for the first page of Genesis in the Biblia Regia, published in 1569-72. From 1592 onwards the block was used till it finally was replaced by a copper engraving. Together with a laudatory poem by A.Graphaeus, dated 31 December 1577, a poem by Jacobus Colius Ortelianus and a table Regionvm Insvlarvmqve Hvivs Parergi Inex.
In 1579 he brought out his first Parergon (a series of maps illustrating ancient history, sacred and secular.) The Parergon was a highly personal work by Ortelius, since he did not, as in the Theatrum, copy others'.
Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, volume IIIa, plate 31:2C.
Condition : Total 7pp. Paper slightly browned and slightly spotted. A good impression. Size of paper 45x29cm.

ID: 21835

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