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ORTELIUS, A. - Europae.
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Europae. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Europae..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1584.
Size : 13.5 x 18.4 inches. / 34.2 x 46.8 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.
Description :Somewhat distorted land masses: vignette of Europe being carried off by the bull (Zeus).
The first plate with title AFRICAE PARS in normal lettering. Fine impression.
The map is based upon several important maps of Europe, including Gerard Mercator's 1554 map of Europe. Scandinavia is drawn from Olaus Magnus' 1539 Scandinavia map. Russia is based on Jenkinson's 1562 Russia map. Ortelius himself mentions in his "Catalogus Auctorum" the maps of Apianus, Cornelius Antonii of Frankfurt, Ioannes Bucius Aenicola of Paris, Jacob Homem Lusitanus printed in Venice, Ioannes Dominicus Methoneus of Venice, Nicolaus Nicolay printed in Antwerp by Ioannes Stelsium, Vopelius, Waldseemüller, and Christoph Zell of Nurnberg
van der Krogt III, 1000:31A: van den Broecke, 5
Condition : Good and dark impression. Paper slightly age toned. Repair of split lower part center fold, 15mm. into the image.
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