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Typus Orbis Terrarum

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Typus Orbis Terrarum

By Abraham Ortelius


This map, the great ‘Typus Orbis Terrarum,’ was centerpiece and the single most important map in Ortelius’ Atlas. Publication of this famous world map marked the beginning of the golden age of Dutch cartography. Among other points of the greatest interest, it is remarkable how accurately t…

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Early ModernRenaissance16th CenturyCartographyMapping and ChartingMapsWorld MapsDouble-HemisphereHand-ColouredHand-ColoredFirst EditionCanonical First EditionsHistory


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