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Decorative Original Antique Map of Greece by Ortelius, c.1609

$1,017.56

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Antique map titled 'Graeciae Universae secundum Hodiernum situm Neoterica descriptio'. Decorative map of Greece and surrounding Islands and contiguous regions. Based on the work of Giacomo Gastaldi. It is very detailed and includes the islands in the Aegean Sea. The map is embellished by a sailing ship and a large ornate strapwork cartouche. This map originates from 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' by A. Ortelius. Artists and Engravers: Abraham Ortelius is perhaps the best known and most frequently collected of all sixteenth-century mapmakers. Ortelius started his career as a map engraver. In 1547 he entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten. His early career was as a business man, and most of his journeys before 1560 were for commercial purposes. In 1560, while traveling with Gerard Mercator to Trier, Lorraine, and Poitiers, he seems to have been attracted, largely by Mercator?s influence, towards a career as a scientific geographer. From that point forward, he devoted himself to the compilation his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World), which would become the first modern atlas. Artist: Abraham Ortelius is perhaps the best known and most frequently collected of all sixteenth-century mapmakers. Ortelius started his career as a map engraver. In 1547 he entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten. His early career was as a business man, and most of his journeys before 1560 were for commercial purposes. In 1560, while traveling with Gerard Mercator to Trier, Lorraine, and Poitiers, he seems to have been attracted, largely by Mercator?s influence, towards a career as a scientific geographer. From that point forward, he devoted himself to the compilation his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World), which would become the first modern atlas. Condition: Good, age-related toning. Repair on folding line, minor wear. Latin text on verso, please study image carefully. Date: c.1609 Overall size: 53.5 x 42 cm. Image size: 51 x 36 cm. We sell original antique maps to collectors, historians, educators and interior decorators all over the world. Our collection includes a wide range of authentic antique maps from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Buying and collecting antique maps is a tradition that goes back hundreds of years. Antique maps have proved a richly rewarding investment over the past decade, thanks to a growing appreciation of their unique historical appeal. Today the decorative qualities of antique maps are widely recognized by interior designers who appreciate their beauty and design flexibility. Depending on the individual map, presentation, and context, a rare or antique map can be modern, traditional, abstract, figurative, serious or whimsical. We offer a wide range of authentic antique maps for any budget.

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    Height: 16.54 in (42 cm)Width: 21.07 in (53.5 cm)Depth: 0 in (0.01 cm)
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  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1609
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    Langweer, NL
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    Seller: BG-12231-11stDibs: LU3054326283802

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