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Auction 132, Lot 752

"The Theatre of the Whole World", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Reference Books

Period: 1968 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd.

Color: Black & White

13 x 19 inches
33 x 48.3 cm

This is from the series of facsimile atlases published by Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. of Amsterdam. It is the complete English edition of 1606, printed for John Norton and John Bill, which was the only English edition of Ortelius' great atlas. The introduction by R.A. Skelton provides a biographical sketch of Abraham Ortelius and reveals much about the book trade of the seventeenth century. Hardbound in red buckram with dust jacket. Limited edition of 800 copies.


Condition: A+

Soiled dust jacket, else fine.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/2/2010