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Item:143343893504Framed Original Authentic 1598 Abraham Ortelius Fine Hand Colored Antique Map of Tuscany-THVSCIAE. Map is in fine condition, the matting around the map has some browning but the map is clean and free of any foxing or blimeshes. The frame has sime wear. This antique 420 years old map is one of six original, authentic and antique framed maps just aquired from the estate of an antique dealer and collector in Miami, Florida. We will be posting the rest of the maps in the upcoming weeks. The Map is 19.5" x 13" Map with matting is 21.5" x 17.5" Map with frame is 24" x 19" This collection of maps is currently at display at our gallery: futurestuff gallery 1656 NE 123rd Street North Miami, FL. 33181 Kindly view all photos since all images are part of the description, please disregard the light reflection in the photos, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need further information. This antique map is a wonderful addition to your collection and and a perfect choice if you are starting a collection. Please feel free to make us a fair offer on this rare and one of kind collection of six antique maps. Make it a great day... Ortelius, Abraham 1528-98 Abraham Ortel, better known as Ortelius, was born in Antwerp and after studying Greek, Latin and mathematics set up business there with his sister, as a book dealer and 'painter of maps'. Traveling widely, especially to the great book fairs, his business prospered and he established contacts with the literati in many lands. On one such visit to England, possibly seeking temporary refuge from religious persecution, he met William Camden whom he is said to have encouraged in the production of the Britannia. A turning-point in his career was reached in 1564 with the publication of a World Map in eight sheets of which only one copy is known: other individual maps followed and then - at the suggestion of a friend - he gathered together a collection of maps from contacts among European cartographers and had them engraved in uniform size and issued in 1570 as the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Atlas of the Whole World). Although Lafreri and others in Italy had published collections of 'modern' maps in book form in earlier years, the Theatrum was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps and hence can be called the first atlas, although that term itself was not used until twenty years later by Mercator. The Theatrum, with most of its maps elegantly engraved by Frans Hogenberg, was an instant success and appeared in numerous editions in different languages including addenda issued from time to time incorporating the latest contemporary knowledge and discoveries. The final edition appeared in 1612. Unlike many of his contemporaries Ortelius noted his sources of information and in the first edition acknowledgement was made to eighty-seven different cartographers. Apart from the modern maps in his major atlas, Ortelius himself compiled a series of historical maps known as the Parergon Theatri which appeared from 1579 onwards, sometimes as a separate publication and sometimes incorporated in the Theatrum. For the first time, in 1570, all the elements of the modern Atlas were brought to publication by Abraham Ortelius in his Atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This substantial undertaking assembled fifty-three of the best available maps of the world by the most renowned and up to date geographers. Unlike earlier compositions, such as the Italian composite or "Lafreri" Atlases, each of Ortelius maps was engraved specifically for his Atlas according to uniform format. Through its launching, pre-eminence in map publishing was transferred from Italy to the Netherlands, leading to over a hundred years of Dutch supremacy in all facts of cartographical production. There were a total of 7300 copies of Theatrum published between 1570 - 1612 from 31 editions.Year:1598, Cartographer/Publisher:Abraham Ortelius, Type:Map, Original/Reproduction:Antique Original, Date Range:1500-1599, Printing Technique:Copper Plate, Country/Region:Italy
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Rare & Original 1598 Abraham Ortelius Fine Hand Colored Map of Tuscany-THVSCIAE