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Lot 0021
  • Title/Content of Map: Frisia Occidentalis
  • Date Printed: 1584
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: Hand color, strong impression, thick paper. Latin text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 16 x 21 inches

    750 copies printed originally. More background: Map of West Friesland. An inset in the bottom right shows The Netherlands as they were under the rule of Roman Emperor Augustus. Title: FRISIA OCCIDENTALIS. [West Friesland]. (Cartouche lower centre:) SIBRANDVS LEONIS | LEOVARDIENSIS | DESCRIB. | "Cum priuilegio Imp. et Reg. | Mtm. ad decennium .1579." [Depicted by Sibrandus Leo of Leeuwarden, with Imperial and Royal privilege for ten years. 1579.](Inset:) Antiquae Frisiæ situs sub Augusto | Imperatore, ut fertur. [The seat of ancient Frisia under emperor Augustus, as has been supposed]. (From leading Ortelius scholar Marcel van den Broecke.)

    Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) was a Flemish cartographer & geographer, celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Ortelius' work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator).

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  • Condition

    Very good condition, some water staining to the margins, and a tiny wormhole not affecting appearance.

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    Ortelius Antique Map: Frisia Occidentalis

    Estimate $200 - $400Feb 7, 2018