Ortelius Pl. 1, Map of the World
Oppenheimer Editions Print
16 1/2" x 21 1/4"
Limited edition of 350
Blind embossed with the Oppenheimer Editions and New York Times logos
The Theater of The World, The New York Times Edition
Abraham Ortelius (1527—1598) came to prominence during the latter part of the 16th-century in Antwerp, Belgium. One of the great trading centers of Europe at the time, Antwerp proved to be fertile ground for the young Ortelius. First schooled by his father, he continued on his own and attained a masterful knowledge of mathematics and the sciences.
Abraham Ortelius traveled widely and developed an intense interest in cartography. He is among the most important of the Dutch cartographers, and is credited with publishing the first comprehensive world atlas. Known as Theatrum Orbis Terrarum or The Theater of The World, the atlas is a cornerstone of any cartographic collection. The world map is one the of most sought after of all world maps.
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