Detail View: Old Maps Collection: Typus orbis terrarum

Barcode: 
4687820500637
Title: 
Typus orbis terrarum
Original Title: 
Typvs orbis terrarvm
Contributor: 
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598, author
Contributor: 
Coppens van Diest, Gillis, fl. 1533-1572, printer
Contributor: 
Hogenberg, Frans, ca. 1539-1590, engraver
Category: 
General Maps
Type: 
Printed
Language: 
Latin
Create Year: 
[1570]
Format: 
JPEG2000, 9276 × 5238, 11.3MB
Page No.: 
1
Scale: 
Scale not given.
Physical Map Dimension (cm): 
41 x 63 cm, on sheet 58 x 99 cm
Note: 
The Atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' of 1570 was the first time the elements of the modern atlas were brought to publication by Abraham Ortelius. This first edition of the Atlas or the 20th May 1570 edition is composed of 53 map sheets with descriptive text on verso. The maps were collected from renowned and up-to-date cartographers and geographers with the intention to bound as many as small maps as he could on a book to be easily handled instead the inconvenient large maps. All the maps present on the Atlas were engraved according to uniform format and specifically for it. This world map is a reproduction of the large map from Mercator from the previous year with new co-ordinates of places in America provided by himself. From Mercator's map were omitted the legends, textual panels, and decorative features and now clouds surround the map with a quotation from Cicero on a cartouche on the bottom. The original plate was signed 'Franciscus Hogenbergus sculpsit' and was used for the first 16 editions of the 'Theatrum' in different languages.
Note: 
Original map is from the atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' from Abraham Ortelius printed in 1570 and hand colored. The atlas has 53 maps. The binding on the front cover has the name and coat of arms of Jean, comte de Hoya, bishop of Münster and Osnabrück and the date 'MDLXX' tooled in gold.
Note: 
The map has latitude lines on both sides and longitude on the bottom. The four map borders are labelled with North, South, East and West in Latin Septentrio (Septentriones), Meridies, Oriens and Occidens.
Note: 
The maps depicts one vessel and three sea monsters.
Note: 
Relief is shown pictorially.
Note: 
This is an early old map depicted the world.
Reference: 
Shirley, R.W. Mapping of the world, 122
Reference: 
Phillips, P.L. A list of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, with bibliographical notes, vol. 1, 374, vol. 3, 3389
Reference: 
Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1A
Reference: 
Nordenskiöld, A.E. Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography With Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries, p. 90, pl. XLVI
Reference: 
Schilder, G. Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica, Map 12
Subject: 
Early maps
Subject: 
Geography
Geographic Area: 
World
Relation Note: 
Pl. 1
Pub Title: 
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Pub Author: 
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598, author
Pub Author: 
Coppens van Diest, Gillis, fl. 1533-1572, printer
Pub Year: 
[1570]
Pub location: 
Antwerp
Provenance: 
Library of Congress
Provenance: 
https://lccn.loc.gov/map65000298
Provenance Call No.: 
G1006 .T5 1570
MUST holding: 
https://must.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/853MUST_INST/171sgkf/alma991000042549705076