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The Atlas that Changed the World

Ortelius (Abraham)  “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum”, folio, Antwerp (Aegidius Coppenius Diesth) 1570, First Edition (Second Issue) [‘Catalogus auctorum with 91 names] 14pps, 53 double-page engraved Maps, contemporary hand colouring, and manuscript notes in borders on reverse, hand coloured architectural title page (loose and cut-down border), the maps include the following :

1.       Typus Orbis Terrarum;
2.       Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova descriptio;
3.       “Asia Nova Descriptio”;
4.       “Africa”, Cae Ta Bula Nova;
5.       “Europae”;
6.       “Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae Sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio ; 
7.       “ Regni Hispaniae Post Omnium Editiones Locupleissi Ma Descriptio”;
8.       “Portugalliae que olim Lusitania nouissima et exactisima desriptio Auctore Vernando Aluara Secco;
9.       “Galliae Regni Potentiss : Nova Descriptio Joanne Joliveto Auctore”;
10.    “Biturigum Regio”, and “Limanla”
11.    “Caletes et Bononienses” and “Veromandui” ;
12.    “Galliae Nar Bonensis ora Maritima” and “Burgundiae Comitatus”;
13.    “Germania”;
14.    “Descrip Tio Germania Inferioris”;
15.    “Gelriae, Cliviae, Fini Timorumque Locorum Verissima Desriptio Christiano Schnot, Auctore”;
16.    “Brabantiae, Germaniae Inferioris Nobilissimae Provinciae de Scriptio”;
17.    “Flandria”
18.    “Zelandicarum Insularum Exactissima et Nova descriptio,Auctore D. Jaobo A. Daventria,
19.    “Hollandia Anti Quorum Catthorum Sedis Nova descriptio, Auctore J.A. Daventria”;
20.    “Utriusque Frisiorum Regionis Novis Descriptio (1568);
21.    “Daniae Regni Typus”;
22.    “Thietmarsia” & Prussia”;
23.    “Saxoniae Misniae, Thuringiae, Nova Exactissimaq Descriptio”;
24.    “Franconia” and “Monasteriensis”
25.    “Regni Bohemiae Descriptio”
26.    “Silesiae Typus Descriptus et Editus Martino Heil Wig Neisense et Nobili Viro Nicolao Rhedinger dedicatus  (Anno 1561);
27. "Austriae Ducatus Chorographia, Wolf Gango Lazio Auctore"
28. "Salisburgensis Iurisdictionjs, Locorumingue, Vicinorum, Vera descripto Auctore Marco  S. Salisburgense”;
29.    “Tipus Vindeliciae Sive Utriusque Bavariae Secundum” [dated 1533];
30.    “Nortgoia vel Bavariae Palatinatus” and “Wirtenbergensis Ducatus”;
31.    “Helvetia”;
32.    “Italia Novissima Descriptio Auctore J.C. Pedemontano”;
33.    “Mediolanensis Ducatus”;
34.    “Pedemontana Regio”;
35.    “Lacus Comensis Olim Larius”, “Forum Iula” and “Romae Territorium”;
36.    “Thusciae Descriptio Descriptio Auctore Hieronymo Bellarmato”;
37.    “Regnum Neapolitanum”;
38.    “Insularum Aliquot Maris Mediterranei Descriptio” (Sardinia, Malta, Corfu, Sicily, Zerbi and Elba)
39.    “Cyprus Insula” and “Candia, Olim Creta”;
40.   “Graeciae Universiae Secundum Hodieanum Sitcum Neoterica Descriptio”;
41.   “Sclavonia”
42.   “Hungariae Descriptio Wolfgango Lazio Auct.”;
43.   “Transsylvania”;
44.   “Poloniae Regnum”;
45.   “Scandia Siue Regones Septentrionales”;
46.   “Russia Aut potius Magni Ducis Moscoviae Imperium”;
47.   “Tartaria siue Magni Chami Imperium”;
48.   “Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus" ;
49.   “Persia Regnum Siue Sophorum Imperium";
50.   “Turcicum Imperium";
51.   “ Palaestina Vel Terra Sancta";
52.   “Natolia Olim Asia Minor”, “Aegyptus”, and “Carthaginensis Portus”;
53.   “Barbariae et Biledulgerid Nova Descriptio”,

All contemporary hand coloured, 60pps text at end (including Colophon) in somewhat later full leather gilt decorated armorial binding, with crest to front cover and back (thought to be that of Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Grandson of Louis XIV known as the 'Petit Dauphin' (the Little Dolphin). He became heir to the French Throne in 1711 on the death of his father, but subsequently died the following year.

The spine with raised bands, and fleur de ly panels. Some slight wear but otherwise tight and v. good. A most attractive volume. (1)    

Reference: Koeman III ort 1A; Van der Krogt 31:001A: Shirley, British Library T.ort – 1A.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some repairs to binding .
Some repair to border on pages.
Colouring vibrant.
Title page cut and trimmed , and loose.

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Auction Date: 7th Dec 2021 at 10:30am

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