Title of the map : "AFRICAE TABULA NOVA". Large, unusual antique copper engraved map of Africa. Size of the map with margins: 53 x 40,5 cm / 20,8 x 15,7 inches. Condition: average, small repairs in margins, old restoration on the lower left margin. He is the greatest and the best geographe and cartographe.
Abraham Ortelius began his career as a colorist with Christophe Plantin, a printer in Antwerp. He was a cartographer and an humanist. He became a friend of the house and one of the great authors attached to the Plantin-Moretus printing house, were the majority of the atlases were printed at this period. Antwerp is in the sixteenth century one of the largest cities in Europe and a major cultural and artistic center.Above all, Ortelius forged a reputation as the inventor of the modern atlas: in 1570, he was the first to collect a series of maps of identical format and style, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. He achieved this thanks to his vast knowledge and his numerous contacts with scholars throughout Europe, a few years before his contemporaries Gerard de Jode and Gerard Mercator also published an atlas.
WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item "AFRICA 1610 ABRAHAM ORTELIUS LARGE ANTIQUE MAP 17TH CENTURY" is in sale since Wednesday, October 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Africa Maps".The seller is "efi6" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.