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Lot 326 - (Atlas, Monde) - ORTELIUS, Abraham.- Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. (Antverpiae, [ [...]

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(Atlas, Monde) - ORTELIUS, Abraham.- Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. (Antverpiae, [ Antwerp], Aegidium Radaeum Gandensem [Gillis van den Rade], 1575). In-f° : [10, engraved title included] lvs-70 maps-[48] lvs, in fine colour and heightened with gold (all maps mounted on new guards, small marginal wormhole and tears without any loss expertly restored at the first lvs, margins at upper right corner of America, Asia, Africa and Anatolia renewed, idem at the right side of Europe and Gallia and at the four sides of Graecia, India, Persia and Turkey, idem at the upper margin of Palestine and at the centre of Calais/Boulogne).

17th century binding : brown morocco, boards and ribbed spine decorated with rectangular patterns of blind filets and roll-stamps, gilt edges (new flyleaves, minor traces of use).


BEAUTIFUL AND COMPLETE COPY WITH SPECTACULAR COLOURING AND GOLD HEIGHTENED DETAILS of the only edition limited to approximately 100 copies from the presses of Gillis van den Rade (1st edition by G. Coppens Diesthensis : 1570).
Engraved allegorical title with female personnifications of the 5 continents and 70 maps with Latin text by Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) on verso. THE FIRST LARGE MODERN ATLAS and a landmark in the history of cartography outlining the standards of all later atlases with text and maps in a uniform format and presentation.

This Latin edition is the first to be provided with 2 scientific appendices : "Synonymia Locorum Geographicum", an alphabetical list of toponyms, and "De Mona Druidum Insula... Epistola", a letter about the druid of Anglesy by the British geographer Humphrey Llwyd (c. 1527-1568).
WIDE MARGINED COLOURED COPY OF A RARE EDITION IN A WELL PRESERVED FINE OLD BINDING.
# Koeman Ort 13; # van der Krogt 31:013; # Van den Broecke pp. 25.

Réédition du "Theatrum" mais la première d'une autre presse que celle de Gilles Coppens de Diest, la notre d'une production limitée à 100 exemplaires. Si les cartes de notre édition sont les mêmes que celles de l'édition latine de 1574, il s'agit bien d'une nouvelle édition au niveau du texte et la première à comporter la "Synonymia Locorum" et le traité "De Mona druidum insula".

MAGNIFIQUE EXEMPLAIRE A GRANDES MARGES ET REHAUSSÉ DE COULEURS ET OR (onglets renouvelés, marges de 11 cartes au moins partiel. refaites).
Rel. maroquin brun du 17e s., décor à froid.

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