Ortelius Map of the World Typus orbis terrarum. 31, 1571 Original Engraving

Ortelius Map of the World Typus orbis terrarum. 31, 1571 Original Engraving
Ortelius Map of the World Typus orbis terrarum. 31, 1571 Original Engraving

Ortelius Map of the World Typus orbis terrarum. 31, 1571 Original Engraving

Map of the World published 1571 - Typus orbis terrarum. Information: This world map is entitled. And was done by Abraham Ortelius and engraved by Franz Hogenburg. It is a first edition map that was published in 1571 in Ortelius's. This map is noted as a first edition as Hogenberg's name appears in the lower center portion of the plate; his name was removed from later editions.

It appears it may be later in the publication of the first edition though because of the small evidence of a crack in the plate at the lower left of the image area. This map is considered to be vital to any major map collection. Ortelius's seminal map was the first to appear in a standard atlas. His map was influenced by the work of Mercator, Gastaldi, and Gutierrez.

Geographically, North America is show mostly based on conjecture. There is no Mississippi River or Great Lakes. The mythical kingdoms of Anian, Quivira, and Tolm are shown in the Pacific Northwest. South America's southern tip leads to the fabricated Terra Australis.

There is a conjectured border that resembles the west coast of Australia which predates it's discovery in 1606. Asia shows Japan (incorrectly but identified) and is absent of Korea. Africa features the Nile and Niger rivers, but the Nile is not properly charted. There are a few decorative flouishes to the map as well.

There is a scroll below the map the troughly translates to: Who can consider human affairs to be great, when he comprehends the eternity and vastness of the entire world? He was the son of and trained by Nicolas Hogenberg. He worked with Abraham Ortelius, Hieronymus Cock, Christopher Saxon.

He was banished from the Netherlands in 1568 and went to London before settling in Germany. Ortelius became one of the most important cartographers in history.

His largest accomplishment was certainly his atlas entitled. He was also appointed Royal Cartographer to King Philip II of Spain. Guarantee: This listing is an original antique and not a modern reproduction. I guarantee this listing to be authentic. Due to its age, some imperfections can be expected.

Please view the detailed photo(s) carefully. If other arrangements need to be made, please contact me. Print Style: Originally Hand-colored Engraving. 21 3/4" by 16 3/4". Original Descriptive Text: Provided when Available. Overall Very Good to Excellent. Some of the world maps from this collection have archival tape at verso to reinforce the edges or from being matted previously. We've included pictures of the verso of the map, and in some cases further detail of the decorative areas of the maps.

To view all our listings , please follow this link or the links below. The item "Ortelius Map of the World Typus orbis terrarum. 31, 1571 Original Engraving" is in sale since Saturday, March 27, 2021.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "antiqueprint" and is located in Franklin, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Ortelius Map of the World Typus orbis terrarum. 31, 1571 Original Engraving