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*  Modern world atlas
*  Abraham Ortelius
*  Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
*  Maps Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
*  The Parergon
*  Maps from the Parergon
*  Pocket size Theatrum
*  Two contemporaries
*  Amsterdam world atlas



Towards a modern world atlas (1-4)

  1. Ptolemy's Geographia, Rome 1490
    Geographiae liber primus haec habet ... / Claudius Ptolemaeus.
    Hoc opus Ptholomei memorabile quidem et insigne exactissima diligentia castigatum iucondo quodam caractere impressum fuit et completum Rome anno a nativitate domini MCCCCLXXXX, die IV. Novembris. Arte ac impensis Petri de Turre.

  2. Ptolemy's Geographia, Venice 1511
    Liber geographiae cum tabulis et universali figura et cum additione locorum quae a recentionibus reperta sunt.
    Venetiis per Jacobum Pentium de Leucho 1511.

  3. Ptolemy's Geographia, including the first ever supplement of modern maps, Strasbourg 1513
    Claudii Ptolemaei viri Alexandrini Geographiae opus novissima traductione Graecorum archetypis castigatissime pressum ...
    Anno Christi Opt. Max. M D XIII. Marcii XII. Pressus hic Ptolemaeus Argentinae vigilantissima castigatione, industriaque Ioannis Schotti urbis indigenae.

  4. Map of the province of Gelderland by Forlani and Camocio, Venice 1563, frequently included in Italian atlases assembled to order
    Gelriae, Cliviae, Iuliae, nec non aliarum regionum adiacentium nova descriptio / Pauli Forlani Veronensis incidente.(br> Schaal [ca. 1:400.000].
    Anno MDLXIII, Venetiis. Apud Joannem Franciscum Camocium.


Abraham Ortelius (5-6)

  1. Two personally autographed and annotated books from the library of Abraham Ortelius
    Ptolemy's Geographia by Michael Servetus, second edition, Lyons-Vienne 1541
    Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini Geographicae enarrationis, libri octo : ex Bilibaldi Pirckeymheri tralatione, sed ad Graeca & prisca exemplaria à Michaele Villanovano secundò recogniti, & locis innumeris denuò castigati ...
    Prostant Lugduni apud Hugonem à Porta. M. D. XLI.
    Excudebat Gaspar Trechsel, Viennae M.D.XLI.

    Bibliotheca sive antiquitates urbis Constantinopolitanae, Strasbourg 1578
    Bibliotheca sive antiquitates urbis Constantinopolitanae.
    Argentorati, excudebat Nicolaus Wyriot, Anno M. D. LXXVIII.

  2. Three letters from and addressed to Abraham Ortelius
    • Letter from Abraham Ortelius to his nephew Emanuel van Meteren in London, Antwerp July 3rd 1559
    • Letter from Abraham Ortelius to Emanuel van Meteren, Antwerp August 27th 1566
    • Letter from Guillaume Postel to Abraham Ortelius, Paris April 24th 1567


The Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (7-21)

  1. The first and second editions of the Theatrum, printed by Aegidius Coppens van Diest, both 1570
    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
    [Editio princeps].
    Auctoris aere & cura impressum absolutumque apud Aegid. Coppenium Diesth, Antverpiae xx Maii M.D.LXX.

    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
    Auctoris aere & cura impressum absolutumque apud Aegid. Coppenium Diesth, Antverpiae M.D.LXX.

  2. The third edition in Latin, 1571
    Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.
    Auctoris aere & cura impressum absolutumque apud Aegid. Coppenium Diesth, Antverpiae M.D.LXXI.

  3. The first edition in Dutch, 1571
    Theatre, oft toonneel des aerdt-bodems : waer inne te siene sijn de landttafelen van de geheele weerelt ...
    Deur verseuck ende costen des auteurs is dit werck ghedruckt by Gielis van Diest ghesworen boeck-drucker der C.Mt. Tot Antwerpen M.CCCCC.LXXI.

  4. The first edition in German, Antwerp 1572, with a 1574 addition
    Theatrum oder Schawplatz des Erdbodems, warin die Landttafell der gantzen Weldt, mit sambt aine der selben kurtze Erklarung zu sehen ist / durch Abrahamum Ortelium.
    Durch Bevelch unnd Becostigung des Authors hatt diss Buch getruckht Gielis von Diesth geschworener Buchtruckher der Kuniglicher Maiestat tzo Antorff. M.CCCCC.LXXII.

  5. The only edition (in Latin) printed by Aegidius Radaeus, 1575, bound with Additamentum III, 1584
    Theatrum orbis terrarum : opus nunc denuò ab ipso auctore recognitum, multisquè locis castigatum, & quamplurimis novis tabulis atquè commentarijs auctum.
    Auctoris aere et cura impressum absolutùmque apud Aegidium Radaeum Gandensem.
    Antverpiae M.D.LXXV.
    Additamentum III. Theatri orbis terrarum / Abrahamus Ortelius geographiae studiosis.
    Cum imperij, Belgicae, et Brabantiae privilegijs M.D.LXXXIV. Antverpiae Ambivaritorum.

  6. The first edition (in Latin) printed by Christopher Plantin, 1579
    Theatrum orbis terrarum : opus nunc denuo ab ipso auctore recognitum, multisquè locis castigatum, & quamplurimis novis tabulis atquè commentarijs auctum.
    Auctoris aere & cura impressum, absolutùmque apud Christophorum Plantinum, Antverpiae, M.D.LXXIX.

  7. The second edition in Latin by Plantin, 1584
    Theatrum orbis terrarum : opus nunc tertio ab ipso auctore recognitum, multisquè locis castigatum, & quamplurimis novis tabulis atquè commentarijs auctum.
    Antverpiae, auctoris aere & cura impressum, absolutùmque apud Cristophorum Plantinum, Antverpiae M.D.LXXXIIII.

  8. Two variants of the Latin edition, 1595
    Theatrum orbis terrarum : opus nunc denuo ab ipso auctore recognitum, multisqué locis castigatum; & quamplurimis novis tabulis atquè commentarijs auctum.
    [Antverpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, M.D.XCV].

  9. The fifth Additamentum, 1595
    Additamentum quintum, Theatri orbis terrarum / Abrahamus Ortelius geographiae studiosis.
    Antverpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, M.D.XCV. Cum Imperij, Belgicae, & Brabantiae privilegijs.

  10. The last Theatrum (in French) issued during Ortelius' life, 1598
    Theatre de l'univers : contenant les cartes de tout le monde, avec une brieve declaration d'icelles / par Abraham Ortelius. Le tout reveu, amendé ... par le mesme autheur. M.D.XCVIII.
    A Anvers, de l'imprimerie Plantinienne, pour Abraham Ortel autheur mesme de ce livre. M.CCCCC.XCVIII.

  11. The second edition in Spanish, the first Theatrum published by Johannes Baptista Vrients, 1602
    Theatro d'el orbe de la tierra de Abraham Ortello : el qual antes el estremo dia de su vida por la postrera vez ha emendado, y con nuevas tablas y commentarios augmentado y esclarescido.
    En Anveres, en la emprenta Plantiniana, a costas de Iuan Baptista Vrintio. Anno M.DCII.

  12. Two different copies of the edition in Latin by Vrients, 1603
    Theatrum orbis terrarum / Abrahami Orteli Antverp. Geographi Regii.
    Tabulis aliquot novis vitaq. auctoris illustratum. Editio ultima.
    Antverpiae, apud Ioannem Bapt. Vrintium. Anno M.D.CIII.

  13. The final edition in Dutch, c. 1610
    Theatrum orbis terrarum / Abrahami Orteli Antverp. Geographi Regii.
    Dit Tonneel des aert-bodems van Abraham Ortelius is te koope t'Antwerpen, inden Plantijnschen winckel, by de weduwe ende sonen van Ian Moerentorf, [1610 of later].

  14. An atlas assembled to order, containing maps of the Theatrum and Parergon, composed c. 1584-1595
    [Theatrum orbis terrarum].
    [S.l. : s.n., tussen 1584 en 1595].

  15. Germania Inferior, an early and rare atlas of the 17 provinces of the Netherlands by Johannes Baptista Vrients, composed of maps for the Theatrum, 1603
    Germania Inferior vulgo Nederlant, Gallice Pays-Bas ... frontieres.
    Antverpiae, apud Ioannem Bapt. Vrintium, anno M.DC.III.


Maps from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (22-48)

  1. Three world maps from different plates, introduced in Ortelius' atlases of 1570, 1586 and 1587 respectively
    Typus orbis terrarum / Franciscus Hogenbergus sculpsit.
    Schaal [ca. 1:80.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

    Typus orbis terrarum.
    Schaal [ca. 1:80.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1586].

    Typus orbis terrarum / Ab. Ortelius describ. cum privilegio decennali. 1587.
    Schaal [ca. 1:80.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1587].

  2. Map of America, 1587 (third plate, first state, from the Theatrum in Latin, 1601)
    Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio / Ab. Ortelius delineab. et excudeb. 1587.
    Schaal [ca. 1:41.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1587].

  3. Double map of Culiacan and the Greater Antilles, 1579 (first state, from the Theatrum in French, 1587)
    Culiacanae, Americae regionis, descriptio = Hispaniolae, Cubae, aliarumque insularum circumiacentium, delineatio.
    Schaal [ca. 1:1.700.000] en [ca. 1:8.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1579].

  4. Map of the British Isles, 1570 (second state, from the Theatrum in Latin, 1584)
    Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar. insularum descriptio.
    Schaal [ca. 1:2.500.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  5. Map of the Azores, 1584 (from the Theatrum in French, 1587)
    Açores Insulae.
    Schaal [ca. 1:1.700.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1584].

  6. Map of France, 1570 (from the Theatrum in French, 1587)
    Galliae regni potentiss. nova descriptio / Ioanne Ioliveto auctore.
    Schaal [ca. 1:3.700.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  7. Double map of the regions of Calais, Boulogne and Vermandois, 1598 (second plate, from an atlas assembled to order)
    Caletensium et Bononiensium ditionis accurata delineatio / descripta & edita a Nicolao Nicolai Delphinate Parisijs 1558 = Veromanduorum eorumque confinium exactissima descript. / Iohanne Surhonio auctore.
    Schaal [ca. 1:200.000] elk.
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1598].

  8. Map of Germany and Central Europe, 1570 (first plate, from the Theatrum in Latin, 1584)
    Germania.
    Schaal [ca. 1:3.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  9. Map of the 17 provinces of the Netherlands, 1570 (from the Theatrum in Latin, 1591)
    Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris.
    Schaal [ca. 1:1.100.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  10. Map of the county of Holland, 1570 (from the Theatrum in Latin, 1591)
    Hollandiae antiquorum Catthorum sedis nova descriptio / auctore Iacobo Daventria.
    Schaal [ca. 1:400.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  11. Map of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and Eastern Friesland (in Germany), dated 1568, first published in 1570 (first state, from the Theatrum in Latin, 1584)
    Oost ende West Vrieslandts beschrijvinghe = Utriusque Frisiorum regionis noviss. descriptio. 1568.
    Schaal [ca. 1:400.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  12. Map of Friesland, 1579 (second state, from the Theatrum in Latin, 1595)
    Frisia Occidentalis / Sibrandus Leonis Leovardiensis describ.
    Schaal [ca. 1:300.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1579].

  13. Map of Denmark, 1570 (from the Theatrum in Dutch, 1571)
    Daniae regni typus.
    Schaal [ca. 1:2.150.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  14. Two maps of the Salzburg area, with and without view of Salzburg, 1570 and 1592 (first and second plates respectively)
    Salisburgensis iurisdictionis, locorumque vicinorum vera descriptio / auctore Marco Secznagel Salisburgense.
    Schaal [ca. 1:560.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

    Salisburgensis iurisdictionis, locorumque vicinorum vera descriptio / auctore Marco Secznagel Salisburgense.
    Schaal [ca. 1:560.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1592].

  15. Map of Italy, 1570 (from an atlas assembled to order)
    Italiae novissima descriptio / auctore Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontano.
    Schaal [ca. 1:2.700.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  16. Map of the Genua area, 1608 (from the Theatrum in Latin, 1609)
    Serenissimae reipublicae Genuensis ducatus et dominii nova descriptio.
    Schaal [ca. 1:750.000].
    [Antwerpen : Johannes Baptista Vrients, 1608].

  17. Map of the island of Ischia, 1590 (from the Theatrum in Latin, 1595)
    Ischia, quae olim Aenaria : ab Aeneae classe hic appulsa sic nominata. 1590 / Iulius Iasolinus describ.
    Schaal [ca. 1:100.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1590].

  18. Map of Cyprus, 1573 (from the Theatrum in Dutch, 1573)
    Cypri insulae nova descript. 1573 / Ioannes à Deutecum f.
    Schaal [ca. 1:430.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1573].

  19. Map of East Prussia, 1595 (second plate, first state, from the Theatrum in Latin, 1595)
    Prussiae vera descriptio / per Gaspar. Henneberg. Ehrlichens.
    Schaal [ca. 1:900.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1595].

  20. Map of the northern territories, 1570 (second state, from the Theatrum in French, 1587)
    Septentrionalium regionum descrip.
    Schaal [ca. 1:10.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  21. Map of Iceland, dated 1585, first published 1587 (second state, from the Theatrum in Latin, 1601)
    Islandia / A. Ortel. excud. 1585.
    Schaal [ca. 1:1.700.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1587].

  22. Map of Russia by Anthony Jenkinson, 1570 (from the Theatrum in Dutch, 1571)
    Russiae, Moscoviae et Tartariae descriptio / auctore Antonio Ienkensono Anglo, edita Londini anno 1562 ...
    Schaal [ca. 1:12.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  23. Map of Japan by Luis Teixeira, 1595 (from the Theatrum in French, 1598)
    Iaponiae insulae descriptio / Ludoico Teisera auctore.
    Schaal [ca. 1:4.750.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1595].

  24. Map of the Far East, 1570 (from the Theatrum in French, 1587)
    Indiae Orientalis, insularumque adiacentium typus.
    Schaal [ca. 1:21.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

  25. Map of the Ottoman Empire, 1579 (second plate, from an atlas assembled to order)
    Turcici Imperii descriptio.
    Schaal [ca. 1:12.300.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1579].

  26. Map of Morocco, 1595 (from the French Theatrum, 1598)
    Fessae, et Marocchi regna Africae celeberr. / describebat Abrah. Ortelius. 1595.
    Schaal [ca. 1:3.500.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1595].


The Parergon, Ortelius' atlas of classical history (48-49)

  1. Historical atlas assembled to order: Parergon maps (c. 1609-1624) and Ptolemy maps by Mercator (edition 1695) bound together
    [Parergon].
    [S.l. : s.n., in or after 1609 and before 1624].
    Bound together with: Claudii Ptolemaei tabulae geographicae orbis terrarum veteribus cogniti, Leiden and Franeker, 1695.

  2. Final edition of the Parergon, separately published by Balthasar Moretus in 1624
    Abrahami Ortelii Theatri orbis terrarum parergon : sive veteris geographiae tabulae, commentarijs geographicis et historicis illustratae ... cura et studio Balthasaris Moreti.
    Antverpiae, ex officina Plantiniana, M.DC.XXIV.


Maps from the Parergon (50-56)

  1. Map of Abraham's journey to the Promised Land and his life, by Abraham Ortelius, 1590 (from an atlas assembled to order)
    Abrahami patriarchae peregrinatio, et vita / Abrahamo Ortelio Antverpiano auctore.
    Schaal [ca. 1:1.200.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1590].

  2. Map of the western part of the Old World, for use with the Bible, by Franciscus Haraeus, 1624 (from the Parergon, 1624)
    Lumen historiarum per occidentem / ex conatibus Fran. Haraei Antverpiae.
    Schaal [ca. 1:11.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Balthasar Moretus, 1624].

  3. Map of the Roman Empire, 1579 (first plate, from the Parergon in French, 1579)
    Romani Imperii imago.
    Schaal [ca. 1:15.000.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1579].

  4. Map of the Low Countries in Classical history, by Abraham Ortelius, 1584 (first plate, from the Parergon in French, 1587)
    Belgii veteris typus / ex conatibus geographicis Abrahami Ortelij.
    Schaal [ca. 1:1.400.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius], 1584.

  5. Germany and Central Europe in Classical history, by Abraham Ortelius, 1595 (second plate, from an atlas assembled to order)
    Germaniae veteris typus / ex conatibus geographicis Abrah. Ortelij.
    Schaal [ca. 1:3.500.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1595].

  6. Double-sheet map of Egypt in Classical history by Abraham Ortelius, 1584 (from the Parergon in French, 1587)
    Aegyptus antiqua / ex conatibus geographicis Ab. Ortelii.
    Schaal [ca. 1:1.450.000].
    [Antwerpen : Abraham Ortelius, 1584].

  7. The 'Tabula Peutingeriana', the famous Roman road map, reproduced for Ortelius' Parergon, completed by Johannes Moretus half a year after Ortelius' death in December 1598 (mounted reproduction of the Library's original at 120%)
    Tabula itineraria : ex illustri Peutingerorum Bibliotheca quae Augustae Vindel. est : beneficio Marci Velseri septemviri Augustani in lucem edita. Nobilissimo viro Marco Velsero R.P. Augustanae septemviro Ioannes Moretus typographus Antverp. S.P.D.
    Antverpiae è typographeio nostro. Kal. Decemb. M.D.XCVIII.


The pocket size Theatrum (57-69)

  1. The Epitome in French, maps engraved and published by Philips Galle, 1579
    Le miroir du monde : reduict premièrement en rithme Brabançonne, par M. P. Heyns; et maintenant tourné en prose Françoise: auquel se represente clairement & au vif, tant par figures que caracteres, la vraye situation, nature, & proprieté de la terre universelle ...
    A Anvers, de l'imprimerie de Christophle Plantin, pour Philippe Galle. M. D. LXXIX.

  2. The Epitome in Dutch, published by Galle, 1583
    Spieghel der werelt : gestelt in ryme door M. Peeter Heyns: waer inne letterlijck ende figuerlijck de gheleghentheyt, nature, ende aert aller landen claerlijck afgebeeldt ende beschreven wordt ... Van nieuws oversien, ghebetert, ende vermeerdert met veel schoon caerten.
    T'Antwerpen, by Christoffel Plantijn, voor Philips Galle. M. D. LXXXIII.

  3. The 'Enchiridion', the first Epitome in Latin, published by Galle, 1585
    Theatri orbis terrarum enchiridion : minoribus tabulis per Philippum Gallaeum exaratum: et carmine heroico, ex variis geographis & poëtis collecto, per Hugonem Favolium illustratum.
    Antwerpiae excudebat Philippo Gallaeo Christophorus Plantinus M.D.LXXXV.

  4. The Epitome in French, published by Galle, 1588
    Epitome du theatre du monde, d'Abraham Ortelius : auquel se represente, tant par figures que characteres, la vraye situation, nature, & proprieté de la terre universelle. Reveu, corrigé & augmenté de plusieurs cartes, pour la troisiesme fois.
    A Anvers, de l'imprimerie de Christofle Plantin, pour Philippe Galle. M.D.LXXXVIII.

  5. Two copies of the Epitome in Latin, published by Galle, 1589
    Epitome Theatri Orteliani : praecipuarum orbis regionum delineationes, minoribus tabulis expressas, brevioribusque declarationibus illustratas, continens.
    Antverpiae, Philippo Gallaeo excudebat Christophus Plantinus. M.D.LXXXIX.

  6. The Epitome in Italian, published by Galle, 1593
    Theatro d'Abrahamo Ortelio : ridotto in forma piccola, augumentato di molte carte nuove ... Tradotto in lingua Italiana da Giovanni Paulet. Al. ill.mo. s.or il s.or Pietro di Hennin Conte di Boussu.
    In Anversa nella stamparia Plantiniana, M.D.XVIII. A le spese di Philippo Gallo.

  7. The Epitome in Latin, published by Arnold Coninx, 1595
    Epitome Theatri Orteliani : praecipuarum orbis regionum delineationes, minoribus tabulis expressas, brevioribusque declarationibus illustratas, continens.
    Nova editio, multis locis emendata, & octodecim novis tabulis aucta.
    Antverpiae, Philippo Gallaeo excudebat Arnoldus Coninx. Anno M.D.XCV.

  8. The Epitome in Latin, the first published by Vrients, 1601
    Epitome Theatri Orteliani : praecipuarum orbis regionum delineationes, minoribus tabulis expressas, brevioribusque declarationibus illustratas, continens.
    Editio ultima, multis locis emendata, & novis aliquot tabulis aucta.
    Antverpiae, apud Ioannem Bapt. Vrientium Anno M.DCI. Cum gratia & privilegio.

  9. The Epitome in French, published by Vrients, 1602
    Abrege du Theatre, d'Ortelius : contenant la description des principales parties & regions du monde, representees en petites cartes, & illustrees de sommaires expositions.
    Dernière edition, corrigee en plusieurs lieux, & augmentee de quelques cartes nouvelles.
    A Anvers, chez Jean Baptiste Vrients, anno 1602 avecque privilege.

  10. The Epitome in Italian, published by Vrients, 1602
    Breve compendio dal Theatro Orteliano : contenendo la delineatione de tutti li regioni principali, del mondo, stampate in tavole piccole, & illustrate con brevi declaratione.
    La postreme editione in molti luoghi emendata & con alcune tavole nuove augmentata.
    In Anverso, appresso Gioanni Battista Vrientio. Anno M.D.II. [M.D.CII]. Con gratia & privilegio.

  11. The Epitome in Latin (French title), maps engraved by the Arsenius brothers, published by Vrients, 1609
    L'épitome du Theatre de l'univers, d'Abraham Ortelius : nouvellement recogneu, augmenté et restauré de meseure géographique par Michel Coignet mathemat. d'Anvers.
    Antverpiae, sumptibus Ioannis Bapt. Vrintii an. M.DCIX.

  12. 'Theatro del Mondo', the Italian pocket edition, published in Brescia, 1598
    Il theatro del mondo di Abraamo Ortelio : nel quale distintamente si dimonstrano in tavole tutte le provincie, regni, & paesi del mondo, al presente conosciuti; con la descrittione delle città, castelli, monti, mari, laghi, & fiumi di essi; la popolationi, i costumi, le ricchezze, & altri particolari desiderabili ...
    In Brescia, appresso la Compagnia Bresciana, MDXCVIII. Con licenza de superiori.

  13. Four copies of Theatro del Mondo, published in Italy, 1655, 1679, 1683, and 1684
    Theatro del mondo di Abraamo Ortelio : nel quale distintamente si dimostrano, in tavole, tutte le provincie, regni, & paesi del mondo. Con la descrittione delle città, territorij, castelli, monti, mari, laghi, & fiumi, le popolationi, i costumi, le ricchezze, & ogn'altra particolarità ...
    Venetia, appresso il Turrini, [ca. 1655].

    Theatro del mondo di Abraamo Ortelio : nel quale si dà notitia distinta di tutte le provincie, regni, & paesi del mondo. Con la descrittione delle città, territorij, castelli, monti, mari, laghi, & fiumi, le popolationi i costumi, le ricchezze, & ogn'altra particolarità ...
    In Venetia, M.DC.LXXIX. Presso Stefano Curti. Con licenza de' superiori, e privileggio.

    Theatro del mondo di Abraamo Ortelio : nel quale si dà notitia distinta di tutte le provincie, regni, & paesi del mondo. Con la descrittione delle città, territorij, castelli, monti, mari, laghi, & fiumi, le popolationi i costumi, le ricchezze, & ogn'altra particolarità ...
    In Venetia, M.DC.LXXXIII. Presso Steffano Curti. Con licenza de' superiori, e privileggio.

    Theatro del mondo di Abraamo Ortelio : nel quale si dà notitia distinta di tutte le provincie, regni, & paesi del mondo. Con la descrittione delle città, territorij, castelli, monti, mari, laghi, e fiumi; le popolationi, i costumi, le ricchezze, & ogn'altra particolarità ...
    Venetia, MDCLXXXIV. Appresso il Brigna. Con licenza de' superiori, e privileggio.


Two contemporaries and their atlases: Gerard de Jode and Gerard Mercator (70-72)

  1. Het Speculum Orbis Terrarum by Gerard de Jode, 1578
    Speculum orbis terrarum.
    Venundantur Antverpiae, in platea vulgò dicta, de Cateleyne Vesten, ad intersigne Floreni aurati, in aedibus Gerardi de Iode. Typis Gerardi Smits.

  2. The first maps of the Atlas by Gerard Mercator, the Seventeen Provinces, Duisburg (Germany), 1585
    Gli XVII Provincie de gli Paesi Bassi, come Fiandria, Brabantia, Hollanda, Zelanda &c. con gli termini de gli paesi vicini / diligentimente descritti da Gerardo Mercatore, cosmographo dell Illustrissimo Duca di Cleve &c.
    Stampato in Duysburgh, [1585].

  3. The complete Atlas of Gerard Mercator, published posthumously in Duisburg, 1595
    Atlas sive cosmographiae meditationes de fabrica mundi et fabricati figura / Gerardo Mercatore Rupelmundano, illustrissimi ducis Julie Clivie & Motis &c. cosmographo auctore. Cum privilegio.
    Duisburgi Clivorum, [1595].


The Amsterdam continuation and development of the world atlas (73-74)

  1. The Appendix, the earliest world atlas by Willem Janszoon Blaeu, third edition, Amsterdam 1631
    Appendix Theatri A. Ortelii et Atlantis G. Mercatoris, continens tabulas geographicas diversarum orbis regionum, nunc primam editas cum descriptionibus.
    Amsterodami, apud Guiljelmum Blaeuw, Anno M DC XXXI.

  2. The first edition in Dutch of Mercator's Atlas, published by Johannes Janssonius, Amsterdam 1634
    Gerardi Mercatoris et I. Hondii atlas, ofte afbeeldinghe vande gantsche weerldt : daer in vertoont worden seer vele caerten van alle de voornaemste coninckryken, landen en provintien ... nu eerst uyt het Latyn in onse Nederlantsche tale getranslateert.
    Tot Amsterdam : by Ian Ianssen, Ao.D. 1634.

 
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