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Insularum Aliquot Maris Mediterranei Descriptio

Insularum Aliquot Maris Mediterranei Descriptio : A. Ortelius

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A rare and important first edition of Ortelius' atlas map combining the Mediterranean islands of Sicily, Elba, Sardinia, Corfu, Malta and Djerba. The atlas achieved instant fame as "the world's first regularly produced atlas" (Skelton), being the first atlas with maps prepared to a uniform format. It was also an immediate commercial success, being reprinted four times in 1570. Over 30 different editions, with text in Latin, French, Dutch, German, Italian, English or Spanish, testify to the popularity and esteem attributed to the work.
mapmaker: A. Ortelius  
place and date of publication: Antwerp 1570
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 360 by 470mm (14¼ by 18½ inches).
ref: 37852
literature: Van Den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, 141.

Price: £ 850

 
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