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Lot 0042
  • Title/Content of Map: Picardiae Belgica Regionis Descriptio
  • Date Printed: 1602
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: Hand color, good impression. Spanish text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 16.5 x 22 inches

    250 copies printed originally. Very few loose copies remaining. A copy of this map sold at Old World Auctions in 2007 for $250. More background: Map of the Picardie region of Northwest France showing Picardy from the sea to Abbeville, Amiens, and Laon in the east. Title: PI:|CARDIAE | Belgicæ regio:|nis descriptio | "Joanne Surhonio | auctore." [A depiction by Jean de Surhon of Picardy, a region of Belgium]. (Lower left corner:) "Cum Imp. et Reg. | priuilegio decenn | 1579". [With imperial and royal privilege for ten years. 1579] (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

    Good condition, some water staining mostly affecting the margins, a couple of repaired tears and wormholes.

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    Ortelius Antique Map: Picardiae Belgica Regionis

    Estimate $150 - $200Feb 7, 2018