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Abraham Ortelius "His Epitome of the Theater of the Worlde", 1603

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Title and Author/Editor Abraham Ortelius His Epitome of the Theater of the Worlde Now Latlye… Renewed and Augmented, the Mappes All Newe Graven According to Geographicall Measure by Michael Coignet, Mathematitian of Antwarpe. Being More Exactlye Set Forth and Amplefyed With Larger Descriptions Then Any Done Heere to Fore., By Abraham Ortelius
Genre Geography
Illustrator Michael Coignet
Type of Illustration Engraving
Printer James Shawe, London
Binding One quarter leather with cloth boards
Publication Year 1603
Period Antique, Early 17th Century
Place of Publication London
Additional Information Considered among the very first English world atlases. Engraved architectural title with armorial crest on verso, dedication to Sir Walter Raleigh, letterpress title-page, 7 introductory leaves containing 2 engraved diagrams, 121 engraved maps, and index leaves with woodcut device on verso. Two parts in one, oblong 8vo.


- rebound, front and back boards separated; dampstaining and toning to pages; some pages with flaking corners and edges; missing the map of America and Apulia: Islands.


7.0" W x 4.75" H x 2.0" D

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