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Abraham Ortelius

Dutch, 1527-1598

Abraham Ortelius was a Brabantian cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Ortelius was often considered one of the founders of the Netherlandish school of cartography and one of the most notable figures of the school in its golden age, approximately 1570s–1670s. The publication of his atlas in 1570 was considered as the official beginning of the Golden Age of Netherlandish cartography. Ortelius was also believed to be the first person to imagine that the continents were joined before drifting to their present positions.

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Creator: Abraham Ortelius
Antique Map of Mexico by Ortelius, circa 1602
By Abraham Ortelius
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae Recens Et Vera Descriptio 1579'. Map of western New Spain, showing the recently-created Spanish settlements, many rivers, and large l...
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Early 17th Century Belgian Antique Abraham Ortelius

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Antique Map of the Low Countries by Ortelius, 1584
By Abraham Ortelius
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Belgii Veteris Typus'. Beautiful map of the Low Countries, extending to the English Channel and part of Britain. This map originates from Ortelius' 'Theatrum Orbi...
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16th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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Antique Map of Southeast Asia by Ortelius '1587'
By Abraham Ortelius
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus'. Ortelius includes early European depictions of both Japan and China and is the first to name Formosa (Taiwan)....
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16th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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Antique Map of Southeast Asia by Ortelius '1587'
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Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus'. Ortelius includes early European depictions of both Japan and China and is the first to name Formosa (Taiwan)....
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Antique Map of Persia by A. Zatta, circa 1785
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'L'Impero della Persia diviso ne suoi Stati'. The Empire of Persia divided into its states. Originates from 'Atlante Novissimo, illustrato ed accresciuto sulle oss...
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  • Antique Map of Persia by A. Zatta, circa 1785
  • Antique Map of Persia by A. Zatta, circa 1785
  • Antique Map of Persia by A. Zatta, circa 1785
  • Antique Map of Persia by A. Zatta, circa 1785
H 14.97 in. W 19.3 in. D 0.02 in.
Antique Map of Asia by Sanson, circa 1705
By Nicolas Sanson
Located in Langweer, NL
Dutch edition of Sanson's map of Asia. Shows a large, dramatic version of Terre de Jesso, drawn from the discoveries of the Maarten de Vries expedition of 1643.
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Early 18th Century Dutch Antique Abraham Ortelius

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  • Antique Map of Asia by Sanson, circa 1705
  • Antique Map of Asia by Sanson, circa 1705
  • Antique Map of Asia by Sanson, circa 1705
  • Antique Map of Asia by Sanson, circa 1705
H 10.04 in. W 16.15 in. D 0.02 in.
Antique Map of Sweden by Homann, 'circa 1730'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Nova Tabula Scaniae (..)'. Attractive map showing the historical provinces of Sweden: Schonen with Malmö, Blekinge with Karlskrona and the south part of Halland. ...
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Mid-18th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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  • Antique Map of Sweden by Homann, 'circa 1730'
  • Antique Map of Sweden by Homann, 'circa 1730'
  • Antique Map of Sweden by Homann, 'circa 1730'
  • Antique Map of Sweden by Homann, 'circa 1730'
H 20.87 in. W 24.61 in. D 0.02 in.
Antique Map of Denmark by Valk 'circa 1690'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Regnum Daniae, divisum in Dioeceses Arhusiam, Albergum, Viborgum, et Ripam (..)'. Detailed map of Denmark, part of northern Germany and southern Sweden. Published...
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Late 17th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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  • Antique Map of Denmark by Valk 'circa 1690'
  • Antique Map of Denmark by Valk 'circa 1690'
  • Antique Map of Denmark by Valk 'circa 1690'
  • Antique Map of Denmark by Valk 'circa 1690'
H 20.67 in. W 24.02 in. D 0.02 in.
Antique Map of Pomerania by Schenk, circa 1750
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Ducatus Pomeraniae'. Decorative map of the area of Pomerania, in present day eastern Germany and Poland. With decorative cartouche. Published by P. Schenk jr.
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Mid-18th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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  • Antique Map of Pomerania by Schenk, circa 1750
  • Antique Map of Pomerania by Schenk, circa 1750
  • Antique Map of Pomerania by Schenk, circa 1750
  • Antique Map of Pomerania by Schenk, circa 1750
H 20.67 in. W 24.02 in. D 0.02 in.
Antique Map of Europe by Hederichs, circa 1740
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Europa Christiani Orbis Domina'. Rare miniature map of Europe. This map originates from 'Anleitung Zu den fürnehmsten Historischen Wissenschaften, Benanntlich Der...
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Mid-18th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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  • Antique Map of Europe by Hederichs, circa 1740
  • Antique Map of Europe by Hederichs, circa 1740
  • Antique Map of Europe by Hederichs, circa 1740
  • Antique Map of Europe by Hederichs, circa 1740
H 9.85 in. W 13.78 in. D 0.02 in.
Antique Map of Germany by Hederichs 'circa 1740'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Germania'. Rare miniature map of Germany and surroundings. This map covers the entirety of those lands traditionally occupied by Germanic peoples, from the Blatic...
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Mid-18th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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  • Antique Map of Germany by Hederichs 'circa 1740'
  • Antique Map of Germany by Hederichs 'circa 1740'
  • Antique Map of Germany by Hederichs 'circa 1740'
  • Antique Map of Germany by Hederichs 'circa 1740'
H 9.85 in. W 13.78 in. D 0.02 in.
Antique Map of Catalonia by Blaeu, circa 1650
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Catalonia'. Antique map of Catalonia, extending from C. De Romani on the Northern Coast to Alfachs and Panicola in Valencia on the southern end of the coast and s...
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  • Antique Map of Catalonia by Blaeu, circa 1650
  • Antique Map of Catalonia by Blaeu, circa 1650
  • Antique Map of Catalonia by Blaeu, circa 1650
  • Antique Map of Catalonia by Blaeu, circa 1650
H 18.12 in. W 22.25 in. D 0.02 in.
Antique Map of South America by Dower, ‘circa 1845’
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'South America'. Old map of South America. Published by Orr & Company, Amen Corner, Paternoster Row, London.
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Mid-19th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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Antique Map of Africa by Bordiga Fratelli 'circa 1818?'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Carta dell Africa'. Large and quite scarce Italian map of Africa, reflecting the then-current knowledge of the continent's geography, with large areas left comple...
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Early 19th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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Antique Map of the Moluccas by Porcacchi, 'circa 1620'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Isole Molucche'. The map depicts the East Indies and Indochina, including modern-day Indonesia and the Philippines. The area covered stretches from the Bay of Ben...
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16th Century Hand-Colored Map of the Burgundy Wine Region of France by Ortelius
By Abraham Ortelius
Located in Alamo, CA
This beautiful hand-colored map of the Burgundy wine region in France is entitled "Burgundiae Comitatus Recentiss Descriptio Dno Ferdinando Lannoyo auctore" by the famous 16th centur...
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16th Century Dutch Antique Abraham Ortelius

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Antique Map of the Region of Calabria by Ortelius, 1612
By Abraham Ortelius
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Calabriae Descrip. Per Prosperum Parisium Consent'. Beautiful map of the region of Calabria, Southern Italy. This map originates from 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' by...
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Early 17th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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Antique Map of the Region of Apulia by Ortelius, 1612
By Abraham Ortelius
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Apuliae, quae olim Lapygia nova corographia'. Beautiful map of the region of Apulia, Italy. This map originates from 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' by A. Ortelius.
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Map of the Americas by Abraham Ortelius, 16th Century Framed Original Engraving
By Abraham Ortelius
Located in Charleston, SC
Rare and fine framed engraving map of the Americas "Americae Sive Novi Orbin Nova Descriptio" by Abraham Ortelius (hand colored later) Ortelius' map of the Americas is the most re...
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Grouping of Six Prints Featuring Antique Maps by Abraham Ortelius
By Abraham Ortelius
Located in Norwalk, CT
A wonderful assemblage of six map prints reproduced based on antique hand-coloured versions by renowned cartographer Abraham Ortelius (1527 - †1598). Maps are annotated in Latin and ...
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