1588 Ortelius Antique Oval World Map Typus Orbis Terrarum Rare Edition Ort 23

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1588 Ortelius Antique Oval World Map Typus Orbis Terrarum Rare Edition Ort 23

1588 Ortelius Antique Oval World Map Typus Orbis Terrarum Rare Edition Ort 23

1588 Ortelius Antique Oval World Map Typus Orbis Terrarum Rare Edition Ort 23

Company Details – About ME. Typus Orbis Terrarum – Ort 2, state 3 or Ort 2:3. To put the scarcity of this map into context please consider. Ortelius published a total of 6950 world maps over three editions of his atlases. According to the foremost authority on Ortelius works, Marcel Van Den Broecke, only 411 total world maps are known to have survived. Of these 411 only 14 are the Ort 2 edition and of these 14 only 4 are Ort 2:3 state. Making this one of the rarest maps available on the market today. Ortelius published 3 World maps over the life of his atlas. Between 1570 & 1612. These maps are referred to as Ort 1, Ort 2 & Ort 3. Within these three map editions necessary changes, repairs & updates were made to the plates, referred to as states. Ort 1 required 5 changes or states. Ort 2 required 3 changes and Ort 3 changed twice. This map published in 1588 and the last state of Ort 2 is identified by the changes to the western South American coastline, whilst still retaining the decorative cloud surround as in Ort1. Ort 3 was changed by removing the cloud surrounds replacing them with medallions and strap-work. This is a beautiful map with original hand colouring, on sturdy clean paper with original margins. Rior to my acquiring the map from Marcel P R van den Broecke – author of ” Ortelius Atlas Maps ” – the map underwent some small professional restoration. Backed and pressed onto archival Japanese paper, these restorations, a 2cm sq one to the image and an 11cm x 1cm one to the bottom margin, have been carried out professionally and do not detract in anyway from the map. A more comprehensive description is available below as is a Certificate of Authenticity from Marcel van den Broecke, that accompanies the map. Map history & background. States 1.1 through to 1.5. A total of 3250 maps from this plate were published between 1570 & 1584. Today it is estimated that there are 236 loose copies in circulation of all 5 states. Ortelius Plate 1.1. 2nd edition (Ort 2). States 2.1 through to 2.3. A total of 500 maps from this plate were published between 1586 & 1588. Today it is estimated that there are 14 loose copies in circulation of all 3 states. Ortelius Plate 2.3. 3rd edition (Ort 3). States 3.1 through to 3.2. A total of 3200 maps from this plate were published between 1589 & 1612. Today it is estimated that there are 161 loose copies in circulation of both states. Ortelius Plate 3.1. Ortelius’ world map is a simplified one-sheet reduction of Mercator’s large world map which had appeared the year before. Nearly all the legends, textual panels and decorative features of Mercator’s map have been omitted; between the oval circumference of the map and the outer frame are now clouds and below, a quotation from Cicero. From surviving correspondence, it is known that Mercator generously encouraged Ortelius to make use of his published research; he also provided him with coordinates of places in America and other newly discovered regions of the world. In the first edition South America retains the unusual bulged south-west coast as drawn by Mercator. There is also a prudent comment adjacent to New Guinea querying whether this large island is part of the southern continent or not. The original plate, like a number of others in the Atlas, were signed by the engraver Franciscus (Frans) Hogenberg and was used for the first sixteen editions of the Theatrum. In nearly all places there is text on the reverse of the map in the language indicated but a few copies are known which lack reverse text. Between 1575 and 1579 the plate became cracked along the lower left hand corner. The crack was roughly mended and the whole border of the clouds substantially reworked; editions from 1579 to 1584 contain this revised state 2 of plate 1. Ortelius subsequently produced two further world maps, each slightly improved geographically. Several of these states co-existed; for instance although plate 3 carries the date 1587, it does not seem to have been issued until 1592. Only one example has been sighted of the first state plate 2 of 1586. State 3 of plate 2 is also uncommon but it re-appears in the British Library’s copy of the Dutch 1598 edition of the Theatrum which, as noted by Koeman, was often made up of earlier stock sheets. Ortelius’ map was copied widely, and derivatives were later used to illustrate works by Voisin, Broughton, Maffei, Bell-Forest, Petri, Hakluyt and others. Were Gerard Mercator 1569 & Gastaldi 1561 world maps and Diego Gutierrez’ portolan map of the Atlantic. Next to the list at the bottom of the text, Ortelius mentions in his Catalogues Auctorum the world maps by Peter ab Aggere from Mechelen, Sebastian Cabotus from Venice, Laurentius Fries from Antwerp, Jacobus Gastaldi, Gemma Frisius from Antwerp, Guicciardinus from Antwerp, Doco ab Hemminga Frisius, and Orontius Finæus from Paris. Background of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum For the first time, in 1570, all the elements of the modern Atlas were brought to publication in Abraham Ortelius’ Atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This substantial undertaking assembled fifty-three of the best available maps of the world by the most renowned and up to date geographers. Unlike earlier compositions, such as the Italian composite or “Lafreri” Atlases, each of Ortelius’ maps was engraved specifically for his Atlas according to uniform format. Through its launching, pre-eminence in map publishing was transferred from Italy to the Netherlands, leading to over a hundred years of Dutch supremacy in all facts of cartographical production. There were a total of 7300 copies of Theatrum published between 1570 – 1612 from 31 editions. Total of 114 sales of this map across all editions from 1983 to 2011. From the 1st edition there are 40 known sales, from the 2. Edition there are 3 known sales leaving 48 sales from the third edition. The following is a further breakdown of sales data per edition. Please note the condition of these maps is largely unknown, condition is a major contributing factor to value. (Ref: Van Den Broecke; Tooley; Shirley; Rosenthal). Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. General Description: Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color: – off white Age of map color: – Original Colors used: – Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 20in x 14 ½in (510mm x 370mm) Plate size: – 19 ½in x 13 1/4in (495mm x 340mm) Margins: – Min ½in (10mm) Imperfections: Margins. Professional 11cm restoration to bottom margin, 1cm into image. Small 2cm sq professional restoration below the ST of Australis. Map backed with archival. Overall Quality (in Bold): Perfect/ Fine /Very Good/Good/Fair/Poor. Abraham Ortel, better known as Ortelius, was born in Antwerp and after studying Greek, Latin and mathematics set up business there with his sister, as a book dealer and’painter of maps’. Traveling widely, especially to the great book fairs, his business prospered and he established contacts with the literati in many lands. On one such visit to England, possibly seeking temporary refuge from religious persecution, he met William Camden whom he is said to have encouraged in the production of the Britannia. A turning-point in his career was reached in 1564 with the publication of a World Map in eight sheets of which only one copy is known: other individual maps followed and then – at the suggestion of a friend – he gathered together a collection of maps from contacts among European cartographers and had them engraved in uniform size and issued in 1570 as the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Atlas of the Whole World). Although Lafreri and others in Italy had published collections of’modern’ maps in book form in earlier years, the Theatrum was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps and hence can be called the first atlas, although that term itself was not used until twenty years later by Mercator. The Theatrum, with most of its maps elegantly engraved by Frans Hogenberg, was an instant success and appeared in numerous editions in different languages including addenda issued from time to time incorporating the latest contemporary knowledge and discoveries. The final edition appeared in 1612. Unlike many of his contemporaries Ortelius noted his sources of information and in the first edition acknowledgement was made to eighty-seven different cartographers. Apart from the modern maps in his major atlas, Ortelius himself compiled a series of historical maps known as the Parergon Theatri which appeared from 1579 onwards, sometimes as a separate publication and sometimes incorporated in the. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian works on paper at affordable prices. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century, a period that produced achievements by some of historys finest explorers, scientists and artists. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are enthusiastic collectors ourselves of Antiquarian treasures and are happy to share our knowledge, discuss issues and provide information and assistance, both in general and about items we offer for sale. Thank you Simon & Andrea Mayers. 61 (0)409 551910 Tel. Since purchasing online does not give the opportunity to examine our merchandise directly we strive to give you as much information as possible in the description, condition report and images supplied for each item. We value our customers highly and will make every effort to satisfy all issues that arise. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1588 Ortelius Antique Oval World Map Typus Orbis Terrarum Rare Edition Ort 23″ is in sale since Saturday, June 03, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps\Pre-1900″. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Ivanhoe, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Map
  • Maker: Ortelius
  • Original/Reproduction: Original

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