"Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Ancient World
Period: 1590 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum - Parergon
Color: Hand Color
17.5 x 12.3 inches
44.5 x 31.2 cm
Crisply engraved world map depicting the area of the earth known in classic times. The map occupies the central section of a larger oval projection and extends as far east as Sumatra and south to Madagascar. An ornate border surrounds the map and incorporates four small insets: Europe, Asia, Africa and America representing the "modern" world. Latin text on verso, with the numerals VJ, indicating this example was published in the 1601 edition.
References: Shirley #176; Van den Broecke #186.
A lovely impression on a strong sheet with wide margins. The margins have some short tears and tape repairs, none affecting the map.