Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 (North Atlantic)

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

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

Indexed by:
  • Skelton, R.A. Bib. note, in Facsimile ed. of Ortelius, A. Theatrum orbis terrarum. Amsterdam, 1964, ix; also errata slip
  • Phillips 374
  • Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici, Ort 1B
  • JCB Lib. cat., pre-1675, 1:243
  • Alden, J.E. European Americana, 570/40
  • Sabin 57693
  • 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