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Abraham Ortelius:  Flandria

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Title: Flandria

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1584

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 17.5 x 12.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $1,500.00

Inventory ID: 47293


Nice example of Ortelius' second map of Flanders, from the 1584 Latin edition of his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world.

The map is executed inside of a decorative strapwork egg-shaped border and is one of the most decorative of Ortelius' regional maps, further embellished with a compass rose, sailing ships, sea monsters, a coat of arms and woman seated and holding grain.  

The map is based upon Gerard Mercator's map of Flanders of 1540.    

References: Van Den Broeck 76.

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