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Typus Orbis Terrarum

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Typus Orbis Terrarum : A. Ortelius / F. de Belleforest

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A very decorative example of a scarce derivative of Abraham Ortelius' renowned world map. Copied from Ortelius' first atlas world map, this scarce map appeared in Francois De Belle-Forest's French translation of Munster's "Cosmographia". Only two issues of the work were published, both in the same year in Paris, with woodblock maps specially prepared. The original Munster maps were now very outdated and this map copies the widely disseminated folio map of Ortelius, of five years earlier, replacing the classical quotation in the lower panel with a French title for the map. Having been folded into a small folio volume the map has evidence of original folds and is in very attractive hand-colour.
region: World Maps
mapmakers: A. Ortelius   F. de Belleforest
place and date of publication: Paris 1575
medium and colour: Woodblock, coloured
size in mm: 335 by 500mm (13.25 by 19.75 inches).
ref: 42890
literature: R W Shirley The Mapping Of The World 135

Price: £ 4800

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