Theatre of the World - Oppenheimer Editions

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The Oppenheimer Edition of Abraham Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or Theatre of the World highlights the world as it was known in 1579 making them available as modern fine art prints in a limited edition of 300.

Learn more about Ortelius and the world’s first atlas in our comprehensive article: Ortelius’ Theatre of the World

Decorate your home or office with the maps of the world’s first atlas! Produced in complete fidelity to the original 16th-century atlas from Joel Oppenheimer’s personal collection, the Oppenheimer Editions Theatre of the World makes Ortelius’ historic maps available as modern prints in a limited edition of 300. Printed with archival pigments on rag watercolor paper measuring 16 1/2″ x 21 1/4″, each map is individually numbered and embossed with our Oppenheimer Editions logo.

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Theatre of the World - Oppenheimer Editions

Ortelius Pl. 1, Map of the World

Original price was: $300.00.Current price is: $180.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 2 – Map of Europe

Original price was: $300.00.Current price is: $180.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 3 – Map of Asia

Original price was: $300.00.Current price is: $180.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 4 – Map of Africa

Original price was: $300.00.Current price is: $180.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 5 – Map of America

Original price was: $300.00.Current price is: $180.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 6 – Map of Mexico (West)

Original price was: $200.00.Current price is: $120.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 7 – Map of Sinaloa Mexico, Greater Antilles, & Cuba

Original price was: $150.00.Current price is: $90.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 8 – Map of British Isles

Original price was: $200.00.Current price is: $120.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 9 – Map of Scotland

Original price was: $200.00.Current price is: $120.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 10 – Map of England

Original price was: $200.00.Current price is: $120.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 11 – Map of Wales

Original price was: $150.00.Current price is: $90.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 12 – Map of Ireland

Original price was: $200.00.Current price is: $120.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 13 – Map of Spain & Portugal

Original price was: $200.00.Current price is: $120.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Theatre of the World - Oppenheimer Editions

Ortelius Pl. 14 – Map of Portugal

Original price was: $150.00.Current price is: $90.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 15 – Map of Seville, Spain

Original price was: $150.00.Current price is: $90.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579

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Ortelius Pl. 16 – Map of France

Original price was: $200.00.Current price is: $120.00.

Oppenheimer Editions Fine Art Print; circa 2023After the original map from 1579


Theatrum orbis terrarum or Theatre of the World was groundbreaking as the first attempt to comprehensively depict the entire known world, which Ortelius accomplished by compiling the resources and knowledge of Europe’s finest geographers, cartographers, and artists of the 16th century. The result is an astonishing atlas containing beautifully illuminated maps detailing every aspect of the then-known globe.

Produced during the age of exploration and discovery, the Atlas revealed secrets of previously uncharted lands, and today remains invaluable as a historical document offering insight into how the world was perceived and conceptualized in the 16th century. Theatre of the World is one of the most sought-after compendiums and a cornerstone of any cartographic collection.