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Lot 0029
  • Title/Content of Map: Geographia Sacra
  • Date Printed: 1598 or 1601
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: Hand color, thick paper, strong impression. No text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 18 x 23.5 inches

    This first edition of this map appeared only in two editions of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1598 and 1601) and was replaced by another version in the later editions. More background: Map shows Europe and the Middle East, as a World described by biblical writers. In the lower part a view of the World as understood in the early 17th century.

    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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    This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.

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  • Location: This item ships from New York

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  • Condition

    Excellent condition, bright white, thick paper, outstanding hand coloring, the only condition issues are small tears to the ample margins, and the bottom centerfold is starting to separate. One of the finest copies available.

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    Ortelius Antique Map: Geographia Sacra

    Estimate $300 - $400Feb 7, 2018