A MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF VERONA

 

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AUTHOR:

ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM

TITLE:

Veronae Urbis Territorum. From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Antwerp

CONDITION:

Latin text on verso. Very fine original color. 13 x 18-1/2”. Fine condition.

DATE:

[1573-]1595

DESCRIPTION:

A map of the territory of Verona in northern Italy, with north to the left. Lake Garda is at the lower edge of the map, with the cities of Trento, Verona and Mantua above.

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, 120.

Inventory No. 8340

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