BAVARIA

 

$850

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AUTHOR:

ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM

TITLE:

Bavariae...

CONDITION:

15” x 19-1/4”. Original color. Excellent condition.

DATE:

[1573] 1595

DESCRIPTION:

This lovely map from Ortelius’s Theatrum is based on the work of Philip Apian, with a large mannerist cartouche on the right-hand side. The map includes all of Germany from Nuremburg in the north to Salzburg in the south, and from Augsburg in the west to Passau in the east.

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.

REFERENCES:

Van den Broecke, 110

Inventory No. 8316

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