Graeciae Universae Secundum Hodiernum ...
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An attractive example of one of the most sought after early maps of Greece and the islands. The map appeared in Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. 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. Attractive bright colouring, especially to the detail on the cartouche. This example has Latin text.
region: Maps of Greece
mapmaker: A. Ortelius
place and date of publication: Antwerp 1570 - 1592
medium and colour: copperplate, Colouredref: 41769
size in mm: 365 by 510mm (14.25 by 20 inches).
literature: Van Den Broecke, Ortelius Atlas Maps, 146.
Price: £ 620
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