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Auction 184, Lot 816

"[Facsimile] Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: References, Facsimile Atlas

Period: 1964 (published)


Color: Black & White

11 x 16.1 inches
27.9 x 40.9 cm
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This extraordinary facsimile atlas is a faithful copy of Ortelius's epochal work, the first modern atlas, originally published in 1570. It includes all 53 of the maps in the first edition in black and white, as well as the title page and a portrait of Ortelius first published in 1579. Introduction by R.A. Skelton. Part of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Series of Atlases in Facsimile First Series - Volume III. Hardbound in gray cloth with gilt insignia on the front cover and a dust jacket. 300 pp.


Condition: A

Contents are near fine with some minor soiling. Covers have minor shelf wear. Dust jacket has several chips and tears.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/15/2021