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Abraham Ortelius

ABRAHAM ORTELIUS (THE NETHERLANDS, 1527–98)

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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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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16th Century Dutch Antique Abraham Ortelius

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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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16th Century Antique Abraham Ortelius

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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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Map of the Americas by Abraham Ortelius, 16th Century Framed Original Engraving
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Antique Map of the Region of Apulia by Ortelius, 1612
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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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Antique Map of the Region of Calabria by Ortelius, 1612
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