THE ITALIAN PIEDMONT

 

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AUTHOR:

ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM

TITLE:

Pedemontanae Vicinorvmqve Regionvm... From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

CONDITION:

14-1/2” x 19-1/2”. Original color. Excellent condition.

DATE:

Antwerp [1570] 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 in 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

This map of the Piedmont and Liguria is based on the work of the great Italian cartographer, Giacomo Gastaldi. It shows all of northwest Italy, from the Alps in the west to Pavia and Milan in the east. With a decorative cartouche and scale of miles.

REFERENCES:

Van den Broecke, 128

Inventory No. 8307

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