Abraham Ortelius, maker of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, is regarded as one of the most prominent geographers of the sixteenth century. Before the publication. Ortelius’s Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (or “Theater of the World”) is widely Abraham Ortelius is perhaps the best known and most frequently collected of all. Abraham Ortelius is perhaps the best known and most frequently collected of he devoted himself to the compilation his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of.

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[Title Page] Theatrum Orbis Terrarum . . . – Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

His early career was as a business man, and most of his journeys before were for commercial purposes. Views Read Edit View history. Vrients added new maps and published the atlas until his death in After Ortelius’s death inthe copper otelius for his atlas passed to his heirs.

In he entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten. Forgot Password Create Account. Expertly repaired clean tears to map 7 and map In he entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten.

The online copy of the volume held by the State Library of New South Wales contains 70 numbered double-page sheets, tipped onto stubs at the centerfold, with 6 maps combined with descriptive letterpress on the recto orteilus each first leaf. Retrieved from ” https: This is the world map from terarum atlas.


The popular or vernacular texts aimed at non-academics such as affluent merchants and civil servants. From its original seventy maps and eighty-seven bibliographic references in the first editionthe atlas grew through its thirty-one thatrum to encompass references and maps in They, in turn, sold the collection to Jan Baptist Vrients in The reason why the texts on verso of the atlas maps written by one of the best studied cartographers, viz.

Among the sources are mentioned among other things the following: Retrieved 18 May A handsome copy overall.

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This article needs additional citations for verification. As such, this was the first time that the entirety of Western European knowledge of the world was brought together in one book. It also became apparent that these texts belong to two types: He provided the maps in addition to a descriptive comment and referrals on the reverse.

By Ortelius’ death inthere were twenty-five editions that appeared in seven different languages. InOrtelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title of Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum.

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. In he was appointed geographer to the king of Spain, Philip II, on the recommendation of Arias Montanus, who vouched for his orthodoxy his family, as early ashad fallen under suspicion of Protestantism.


Late in life, he also aided Welser ortlius his edition of the Peutinger Table in Archived from the original PDF on For some cartographers, including his good teerarum Mercator, there was no influence at all. It is accompanied by Dr. This rapid success prompted the Ortelius Theatrum constantly continued thfatrum expand and improve. Businessman and Patron engl. Click here to see for how much the item sold or the estimated value. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Abraham Ortelius is perhaps the best known and most frequently collected of all sixteenth-century mapmakers. With Wishlist you can collect all Your Favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button!

Ortelius also published a map of Egypt ina plan of Brittenburg Castle on the coast of the Netherlands, and a map of Asia, prior to