THE ENVIRONS OF SALZBURG

 

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AUTHOR:

ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM

TITLE:

Salisburgensis Iurisdictionis. From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

CONDITION:

Latin text on verso. Very fine full original color, 15” x 18”. Fine condition.

DATE:

[1592]-1595

DESCRIPTION:

An early printing of Ortelius’s second map of Salzburg, with west at the top. The map is lavishly ornamented, with a title cartouche in the lower right corner with lion’s heads, garlands and swags of fruit. There are two slightly smaller cartouches along the upper edge of the map. The whole is surrounded by a wide Renaissance border.

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. 



REFERENCES:

Van den Broecke, 108

Inventory No. 8315

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