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Lot 0034
  • Title/Content of Map: Palatinatus Bavariae, Wirtenbergensis Ducatus
  • Date Printed: 1579
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: No color. Latin text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 17 x 21 inches

    250 copies printed originally. Very few loose copies remaining of this particular issue. More background: Two maps- one of Bayern, one of Bavaria. The regions include the Rhine, both south and north of Strassbourg, and Regensberg, Nuremberg and Bamberg. Title: PALATINVS BAVARIAE DESCRIPTIO | ERHARDO REYCH TIROLENSE AVCTORE. [Depiction of the imperial region of Bavaria by Erhard Reych from Tirol]. (Outside right edge:) "Franciscus Hogenberg Sculpsit." [Engraved by Franciscus Hogenberg] - WIRTENBERGENSIS DVCATVS VE|RA DESCRIPTIO TVBINGAE EDITA. 1558 [A true depiction of the duchy of Wirtenberg, published in Tübingen. 1558] (Lower right:) "Cum priuilegio." [With privilege]. (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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  • Location: This item ships from New York

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  • Condition

    Very good condition, tiny wormholes along centerfold.

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    Ortelius Antique Map: Palatinatus Bavariae,

    Estimate $200 - $300Feb 7, 2018