Title/Content of Map: Thraciae Veteris Typus Date Printed: 1592Cartographer: Abraham OrteliusMaterial/Medium: No color, good impression. Latin text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.Size: 18 x 22 inches
525 copies printed originally. Few loose copies remaining. Copies available for sale on line start at about $600. More background: Map of Ancient Thrace (Turkey) extending from Byzantium (Istanbul/Constantinople) and the Bosphorus Straits to Macedonia. Title: QRAKH. | THRACIAE VETERIS TYPVS. | "Ex conatibus Geographicis Abrah. Ortelij". [Thraki (in Greek lettering) Map of Ancient Thrace, from the geographical efforts of Abraham Ortelius]. "Cum Imp. et Belgico privile:|gio decennali. 1585". [With an Imperial and Belgian Privilege for ten years. 1585]. (Cartouche in right top (13 lines of text) and right bottom (19 lines of text) on uncertain locations of places in Byzantium and Thracia respectively). [Lower right:] "Cyzicus vrbs | comparari potest | magnitudine, pul:|chritudine, et legib. | cum principibus | Asiæ civitatib. Strabo". [The city of Cyzicus may be compared in size, beauty and laws with the primary societies of Asia, according to Strabo]. (More text blocks in Topographical Names). (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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