In 1998 it is four hundred years ago that the Antwerp cartographer Abraham Ortelius died.
The Amsterdam University Library (UB) organizes a
from 12 June - 21 August, dedicated to the
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum,
the first "real" atlas, which was published in Antwerp in 1570. The UB has a large collection of atlases by
Abraham Ortelius. A selection of these
have been added to the UBAweb.
There will also be an exhibition in Antwerp:
For more information about Ortelius see the list of recent and expected publications.
Last modified: 1 July 1998 Golden oldies
Editors: Lidie Koeneman and Jan Werner