"Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas - Essays Commemorating the Quadricentennial of His Death 1598-1998", Krogt, Peter van der
Period: 1998 (published)
Color: Printed Color
9.6 x 12.1 inches
24.4 x 30.7 cm
This collection of essays was assembled in 1998 to commemorate the four hundredth anniversary of Ortelius' death. It was edited by Marcel van den Broecke, Peter van der Krogt, and Peter Meurer. The essays were written by more than twenty contributors and cover such subjects as the printer Christopher Plantin, specific maps within the Theatrum, and Ortelius' wall maps, title pages, and travels. The appendices include a chronological list of the editions of both the Theatrum and the Epitome, a list of the plates used in the Theatrum,and an extensive bibliography. This is a superb reference for any collector of Ortelius' maps or anyone wishing to delve deeper into the history of cartography. Lavishly illustrated in color and black-and-white. 432 pages. Clothbound with gilt-lettered spine and a colored portrait and title page on the front and back covers.