Abraham Ortelius, maker of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, is regarded as one of the most prominent geographers of the sixteenth century. Before the publication. Ortelius’s Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (or “Theater of the World”) is widely Abraham Ortelius is perhaps the best known and most frequently collected of all. Abraham Ortelius is perhaps the best known and most frequently collected of he devoted himself to the compilation his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of.
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Ortelius started his career as a map engraver. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. With Wishlist you can collect all Your Favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button! Ortelius also published a map of Egypt ina plan of Brittenburg Castle on the coast of the Netherlands, and a map of Asia, prior to Written by Abraham Orteliusstrongly encouraged by Gillis Hooftman  and originally printed on May 20,in Antwerp it consisted of a collection of uniform map sheets and sustaining text bound to form a book for which copper printing plates were specifically engraved.
Sell Us a Map. Abraham Ortelius is perhaps the best known and most frequently collected of all sixteenth-century mapmakers. In he was appointed geographer to the king of Spain, Philip II, on the recommendation of Arias Montanus, who vouched for his orthodoxy his family, as early ashad fallen under suspicion of Protestantism. Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest. The moneyed middle class, which had much interest in knowledge and science, turned out to be very much interested in the convenient size and the pooling of knowledge.
Ortelius started his career as a map engraver.
Theatrum orbis terrarum
Find us on Facebook. Fromthe editions contain a portrait of Ortelius by Philip Galle, an introduction by Ortelius, in the Latin editions followed by a recommendation by Mercator. InOrtelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title of Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum. In he entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten. Never miss another item again!
For some cartographers, including his good friend Mercator, there was no influence at all. The paper is printed on heavy, handmade-like paper.
Ortelius also published a map of Egypt ina plan of Brittenburg Castle on the coast of the Netherlands, and a map of Asia, prior to A handsome copy overall.
The Theatrum was the best available summary of 16th-century cartographic knowledge, covering much of the exploration of the world in the century following the discovery of America. The publication of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is often considered as the official beginning of the Golden Age of Netherlandish cartography approximately s—s.
Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Sell Us a Map. The atlas was first published in in Antwerp, and it was published consistently until This is the complete, original-size facsimile atlas of the hand-colored Latin edition of Ortelius’s Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, held at the University Library of Leiden.
Businessman and Patron engl. Abraham Ortelius is perhaps the best known and most frequently collected of all sixteenth-century mapmakers. The naming and location coordinates were not normalized. He provided the maps in addition to a descriptive comment and referrals on the reverse. Ortelius was the artist of all of the maps; he drew them by hand, and those drawings were interpreted into prints by his engravers Frans Hogenberg, Ambrosius Arsenius, and Ferdinand Arsenius.
In the course of making these translations, it became clear that these texts are a much more accurate method to date loose maps than by referring to the states of maps whose versos they adorn.
After Ortelius’s death inthe copper plates for his atlas passed to his heirs. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. Also for the Africa map he referred to Gastaldi. The broad appeal of the Theatrum saw demand from many consumers who preferred to read the atlas in their local language.
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Nice example of the decorative title page from Plantijn edition of Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern Atlas. The First Modern Atlas of the World  preliminary text leaves including engraved title53 hand-colored double-page engraved maps, all mounted on original guards. Finally, Ortelius was also the first to popularise academic knowledge by fine-tuning his texts to the interests and mental grasp of his prospective readers. Vrients’s widow then sold the plates to the Moretus brothers, who were the successors of Christoffel Plantin.
From that point forward, he devoted himself to the compilation his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Theatre of the Worldwhich would become the first modern atlas.
Light stain to the outer margin of first 8 text leaves. The popular or vernacular texts aimed at non-academics such as orbiis merchants and civil servants. Characteristics and development of a sample of on verso map texts. Late in life, he also aided Welser in his edition of the Peutinger Table in After the initial publication of Theatrum Orbis TerrarumOrtelius regularly revised and expanded the atlas,  reissuing it in various formats until his death in By the time of his death ina total of 25 editions were published including editions in Latin, Italian, German, French, and Dutch.
In he entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten. The present example is from the Spanish edition, with a fine portrait of Tjeatrum Clement on the verso.