RARE, EARLY AND ORIGINAL MAP BY ABRAHAM ORTELIUS. About 16 3/4" x 21". Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, published in 1570. Titled Artois / ATREBATUM REGIONIS / VERA DESCRIPTIO.
/ Johanne Surhonio Montensi / Auc Fore. "(Cartouche incorrectly reads "Johanne Surhonio, " corrected to "Jacques in later editions). Shows regions of Cambresis, Vimeux, Ponthieu, Boullenois, etc. Strapwork cartouches upper right and lower right with a scale on the lower one.
527 1598 was a Brabantian cartographer and geographer. Conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas. Ortelius is 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 1570s1670s). The publication of his atlas.In 1570 is often considered as the official beginning of the Golden Age of Netherlandish cartography. He is also believed to be the first person to imagine that the continents were joined together before drifting.
Hand applied pigments slightly faded in places. Slightly toned with negligible foxing. Cartouche and other colors vibrant.
Minor roughage around the edges, nothing penetrating into the map (all visible in the images). A FINE AND VERY RARE SIXTEENTH CENTURY MAP. The item "Original Antique Map ARTOIS ATREBATUM REGIONIS 1570 Ortelius France 16th century" is in sale since Tuesday, September 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "allenpeach" and is located in Tenants Harbor, Maine.This item can be shipped worldwide.