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Persici Sive Sophorum Regni Typus

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Persici Sive Sophorum Regni Typus : A.Ortelius

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This is a detailed and engaging map of the Persian Empire. It is one of the few maps to have appeared in Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" without any changes being made to the plate throughout its publication history. Cartographically it is based on Gastaldi's 1564 map of Asia Minor and Ortelius' own 1567 map of the continent as a whole. Ortelius' 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, the first year of its publication. The atlas was frequently reprinted, with many of the maps re-engraved and up-dated, and new maps added so that later editions contained up to 163 map sheets. The maps themselves are finely engraved, often very decorative and are generally found with text on the reverse - this is a Spanish text example.
mapmaker: A.Ortelius  
place and date of publication: Antwerp 1570-1612
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 350 x 490
ref: 34140

Price: £ 700

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