AN EARLY SEPARATE MAP OF ANDALUSIA

 

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AUTHOR:

ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM

TITLE:

Hispalensis Conventus Delineato. From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

CONDITION:

Latin text on verso. Fine original color, 13 1/2 x 18“ Fine condition.

DATE:

[1579]-1595

DESCRIPTION:

The first state of two of a general map of Andalusia based on a lost manuscript map by Geronimo Chavez. Highly decorative, with a large title cartouche at lower right and two smaller ornamental cartouches with text along the upper 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, 28

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