"[Facsimile] Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: References, Facsimile Atlas
Period: 1964 (published)
Color: Printed Color
11.9 x 16.6 inches
30.2 x 42.2 cm
This extraordinary facsimile atlas is a faithful copy of Ortelius's epochal work, the first modern atlas. It includes 52 of the 53 maps in the first edition, in old-style color with Latin text on the versos. Map 15 (Geldria) is missing and Map 13 (Germania) is bound in twice. This is apparently a common binding issue with this edition. All of the double-page maps are tipped in and pasted to binding strips. Hardbound in red cloth boards with red leather spine, gilt titles on spine and covers.
Contents tight with some uneven sunning on the spine and a hint of shelf wear.