Lot 1: Ortelius Atlas 1601

Sydney Rare Book Auctions

August 12, 2017
Ultimo, Australia

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Description: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum Abrahami Ortelii De Novo Recognita, Aucta et geographica Ratione Restaurata a Michaele Coigneto Mathem, This edition of the first modern atlas was published in Antwerp by Joannis Keerbergii in the year 1601. The first edition was published in 1570 and 30 editions were published by the time of Ortelius' death in 1598. The atlas measures 17 x 13 cms and is bound in a seventeenth century vellum. It contains 123 maps which include part of New Guinea. Two of the maps have reference to Terra Australia, Its a very good copy with some ancient ink notations. A few of the pages have been strengthened along the foredge and there are a few other signs of wear.
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