GERMANY

 

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AUTHOR:

ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM

TITLE:

[Two maps on one sheet] Bvchaviae, siue Fvldesis Ditionis... [and] Waldeccesis Comittatvs Descriptio Accvratissima. From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

CONDITION:

Very fine original color, 12-1/4” x 18-1/4” (sheet size). Fine condition.

DATE:

[1579]-1595

DESCRIPTION:

The Theatrum was among the most important of all Renaissance books. It was the first modern atlas –the first systematic collection of maps that included all parts of the world, with the maps on a uniform format. Ortelius collected the best available maps of the various countries and had them re-engraved in a uniform size. It is the first printed book of any kind to footnote sources. The maps are some of the most beautiful ever published, with great cartouches and embellishments in the mannerist style.

The maps are:

Buchaviae, sive Fuldensis. A map of the Principality of Fulda, now in the southeastern part of the German State of Hesse. The map is based on one by Wolfgang Regerwyl, 1574.

Waldeccensis.
The Principality of Waldeck, now divided between the German states of Hesse and Lower Saxony. Reduced from Justus Meur’s 6-sheet map of 1572. With a decorative strapwork cartouche with swags of fruit, a fish and a lobster.

REFERENCES:

Van den Broecke 98 a-b

Inventory No. 8297

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