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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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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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Antique Map of Greece by Ortelius, circa 1579
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Graecia Sophiani'. Original antique map of Greece, Turkey and Asia Minor, with neighboring islands. Published by A. Ortelius, circa 1579.
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H 16.93 in. W 21.66 in. D 0.02 in.
Antique Map of Northern Africa by Ortelius 'circa 1590'
Located in Langweer, NL
Beautiful antique map titled 'Barbariae et Biledvlgerid nova descriptio'. Original double-page copper engraving of North Africa and the Western Mediterranean Sea. Published by Orteli...
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Antique Map of Austria by Ortelius, c.1612
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Austriae Descrip. per Wolfgangum Lazium' Original antique map of Austria. Published by A. Ortelius, circa 1612. Artists and Engravers: Abraham Ortelius is perh...
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H 18.71 in. W 22.84 in. D 0 in.
Antique Map of the Region of Salzburg by Ortelius 'circa 1606'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Salisburgensis Iurisdictionis'. Original antique map of the region of Salzburg, Austria. Published by A. Ortelius, circa 1606.
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Antique Map of the Region of Poitou by Ortelius, circa 1600
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Poictou'. Original antique map of the region of Poitou, a former province of west-central France whose capital city was Poitiers. Published by A. Ortelius, circa ...
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Antique Map of the Region of Touraine by Ortelius 'circa 1600'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Touraine. Turonensis Ducatus et Confinium Galliae Celticae Descriptio'. Original antique map of the Region of Touraine, France. Published by A. Ortelius, circa 1600.
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Antique Map of East Frisia by Ortelius, c.1595
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique print, titled: 'Frisia Orientalis.' Map of East Frisia originating from 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. It is based on the manuscript map by Jon Bloemmaerts or Johannes Florianus ...
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H 18.12 in. W 21.97 in. D 0 in.
Antique Map of Denmark and Oldenburg ‘Germany’ by A. Ortelius, circa 1598
Located in Langweer, NL
A nice example of Ortelius maps of Denmark and Oldenburg, which first appeared in the 1584 edition of his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This is the second of Ortelius' maps of Denmark. It...
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Antique Map of the Artois Region of France by Ortelius, 'circa 1590'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Artesia'. Original antique map of the Artois region, France. Published by A. Ortelius, circa 1590.
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Antique Map of the Picardy Region of France by Ortelius, 'circa 1590'
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Picardiae Belgicae regionis descriptio'. Original antique map of the Picardy region, France. Published by A. Ortelius, circa 1590.
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Antique Map of the Region of Verona 'Italy' by Ortelius, circa 1584
Located in Langweer, NL
Antique map titled 'Veronae Urbis Terratorium'. Original antique map of the Verona region, Italy. Centered on Verona, and including Mantua, and Lago de Garda. Published by A. Orteliu...
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Grouping of Six Prints Featuring Antique Maps by Abraham Ortelius
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Located in Norwalk, CT
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