Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, Sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio. Abraham Ortelius.

Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, Sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio.

Amsterdam: Ortelius, 1575. A classic map of the British Isles, published in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', regarded as the first modern atlas. The map was oriented with north to the right so that the map fitted the sheet of paper, as it predates the convention of north to the top of the map.

Ort 16 (Koeman/Meurer: 6, Karrow: 1/11, van der Krogt AN: 5000:31A). Listed on Van Den Broecke as 1575L6 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; last line, centred like 3 lines above it: sem;Ponticum Virunium;Ioannem Prisæum;&Bedam.) Shirley: British Isles 1477-1650, 86.

Latin text on verso. 19 1/2 x 13 1/2". Centerfold and right margin strengthened. Original color heightened. Very good overall. Item #21270

Price: $1,750.00

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