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ORTELIUS, A. - Set of world & four continents.

ORTELIUS, A. - Set of world & four continents.
Set of world & four continents. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Set of world & four continents..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1592.
Size : 14.0 x 19.2 inches. / 35.5 x 48.7 cm.
Colouring : In attractive strong original colours.

Description :An attractive set of these decorative and important maps published at Antwerp in Ortelius' Theatrum. The Theatrum was the first large modern atlas and was extremely influential. The world and four continent maps offered here summarize in a decorative but powerful way the level of geographical knowledge at the end of the sixteenth century and the mastery of the art which expressed it on paper. These five maps are the most sought after combination of maps in the Theatrum. ¤

Condition : A matching in very attractive original colouring. Paper slightly age toned, repair of split lower part center fold of Europe map, 10cm. into engraved area, hardly notable.
Repair of a small L-shape tear in lower part center fold of World map, hardly notable. Altogether in very fine condition and hard to get these days.

ID: 37870

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