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North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map

North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map
North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map

North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map

"AFRICAE PROPRIAE TABULA In qua Punica, regna uides; Tyrios, et Agenoris urbem". A richly detailed map focusing on the ancient Carthaginian kingdom at the time of the Punic wars. With a map of Carthage in lower left side of the map. The map covers the north African coast from Algeria to Libya, centering on Tunisia and including Malta and the southern coast of Sicily.

In bottom center of the map, four colums of placenames of uncertain location. This map has been made by Ortelius on the basis of modern information from Gastaldi's Africa map and ancient knowledge from Diodorus, Siculus, Plilius, Virgilius, Appianus, Halicarnasseus, Athenaeus and Herodotos.

A characteristic Ortelius's map embellished with a large cartouche and decorative borders. Bertius bought a number of sheets with this map and included the map in his historical 1619 atlas "Theatrum Geographiae Veteris". 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.

The printing press is flourishing and the Officinia Plantinia or the Compas d'Or, the publishing house founded by Christophe Plantin, is one of the most important and sells books throughout Europe. With 16 presses and 80 employees, it offers an impressive catalogu.

Of various books and maps. 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. In 1570, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum of Ortelius is the first atlas printed in the modern sense of the word; it is published in Latin in Antwerp.

The book includes 53 maps, works by different authors, classified from general to particular. On the verso of each map, a text exposes the knwoledge of the represented region. The success was immediate and translations from latin to French, German or Dutch were quickly published. When it was published in 1570, this work was the first to compile all known world maps in the same format. It is a huge success despite its high price it is reputed to be the most expensive book of its. Its last posthumous publications in 1612. Size with margins : 56,7 x 38,5 cm / 22 x 14,9 inches.

Anvers, from Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, 1603, 17th Century, Latin edition page number xxxij, cf. 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 "NORTH AFRICA 1603 ABRAHAM ORTELIUS UNUSUAL LARGE ANTIQUE ENGRAVED MAP" is in sale since Saturday, May 1, 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.

  • Cartographer/Publisher: Abraham Ortelius
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Country/Region: Algeria
  • Year: 1603


North Africa 1603 Abraham Ortelius Unusual Large Antique Engraved Map