Salisburgensis Iurisdictionis ...

Abraham Ortelius (*1527 - 1598)
Coloured map of Salzburg. Printed in Antwerp by Jan Baptist Vrients in 1609.

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Antique map of the area around Salzburg by Abraham Ortelius. Shows the Salzburg region with the northeast of Tyrol, in the north the southeastern part of Bavaria. With Chiemsee, Königssee and Zeller See. Oriented to the west. Decorated with three cartouches. From the Spanish edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum from 1609, with Spanish text on verso.


CartographerAbraham Ortelius
TitleSalisburgensis Iurisdictionis ...
Publisher, YearJan Baptist Vrients, Antwerp, 1609
Plate Size38.0 x 45.8 cm (15.0 x 18.0 inches)
Sheet Size46.7 x 58.0 cm (18.4 x 22.8 inches)
ReferenceVan den Broecke, M.: Ortelius Atlas Maps, No. 108; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2720:31B.


Somewhat browned and stained in margins. Very good condition.


Abraham Ortelius was born 1527 in Antwerp. He studied mathematics, Greek and Latin and travelled a lot across Europe. He established a business in dealing with books and drawing maps. His first remarkable map was a 8 sheet world map in the year 1564, but only three copies have survived. In 1570 he issued the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern Atlas with uniformly sized maps in a systematic collection. The term Atlas was not used until Mercator introduced it 20 years later. Most of the maps in Theatrum have been engraved by Frans Hogenberg. At the time of publication, the atlas was the most expensive book ever printed. Nevertheless it was a big success and around 7000 copies have been printed until 1612 in many editions and six different languages. Beside the Theatrum, Ortelius compiled a series of historical maps and published it in the Parergon Theatri which was bound with the Theatrum from 1579 onwards or published separately.

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Coloured map of Salzburg. Printed in Antwerp by Jan Baptist Vrients in 1609.

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