Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 (Africa)

From: Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antverpiae : apud Aegid. Coppenium Diesth, 1570.

The second issue of the first edition of the first modern atlas.

Note: Imprint from colophon. Engraved title page, with printed epigram on verso.
The second issue of the first edition of the first modern atlas. For distinctions see Skelton.
The hand colored maps are numbered 1-53, mounted on stubs at the fold, forming two conjugate leaves each; the front of the first leaf with printed text and plate number, the reverse of the second leaf always blank. For a list of the maps see Phillips.
"De Mona druidum insula, antiquitati suae restituta (cuius in Angliae descriptione meminimus) epistola nobilis et eruditi viri Humfredi Lhuyd ..." (leaves a1-a3).

Catalog record and call number: TC Wilson Library Bell 1570 fOr Non-Circulating