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Old, antique map of British Isles by Ortelius A.

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Britannicarum Insularum Typus - Ortelius A. ,1609.


Old map of the British Isles by A. Ortelius.

Date of first edition: 1595
Date of this map: 1609

Copper Engraving
Size: 37 x 51 cm (14.57 x 20.08 inch) (height x width)
Verso: Latin text
Condition: Contemporary old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 3, 5000H:31B; Van den Broecke, 192; Shirley (BI to 1650), 186

From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Abrahami Ortelii Antverp. Antwerpen, J.B.Vrients, 1609. (Van der Krogt 3, 1:054)


The two-sheet map prepared by Ortelius for the 1590-91-92 editions of the Parergon was reduced to a single-sheet version in 1595. One of the panels on the map specifically refers to Ortelius' authorship as the classical editor. Koeman notes that Jan Wierix was the engraver; his rendering of four decorative galleons and the detail of their rigging is particularly fine.

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