Title/Content of Map: Veronae Urbis Territorium Date Printed: 1588Cartographer: Abraham OrteliusMaterial/Medium: No color. Spanish text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.Size: 16 x 21 inches
300 copies printed originally. Very few loose copies remaining. Copies of this map start at $500 from dealers. More background: Map of Verona and region, Italy. Title: VERONAE | VRBIS TER:|RITORIVM | "à |Bernardo Brognolo | descriptum. [The territory of the city of Verona, depicted by Bernardo Brognoli]. (Middle right:) "1579. Cum Priuilegio. decennali." [1579. With privilege for ten years]. (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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