Nr. 975: Typus Orbis Terrarum

Ortelius’s world map in 1st state

“Typus Orbis Terrarum”. Ortelius’s classical world map in oval form printed from his earliest world map plate which was engraved by Frans Hogenberg. Double page engraved map in old colour from the Latin edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terraum of 1571. (PM) 34 x 49,2 cm.

Van den Broecke, Ort 1.1; last line of the first text column to the verso: IOACHIMUS VADIANUS, and of the second column: res & ritus. Shirley 122: The original plate (of 3). Before the crack across the lower left-hand border which became more and more visible in editions from 1575 onwards! - Full impression of the plate with wide margins. Attractive old colour, most probably contemporary. Guard removed, centrefold smoothened, short split in upper centre­fold mended. A fine copy!

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