Daniae regni typus / Cimbricae Chersonesi nunc Iutiae

Abraham Ortelius (*1527 - 1598)
Antique map of Denmark. Printed in Antwerp by Jan Baptist Vrients in 1602.

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Antique map of Denmark by A. Ortelius. Two maps on one sheet. The left map shows the entire Kingdom of Denmark with Schleswig-Holstein and the Baltic coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in the south. In the northwest the southern part of Sweden. The map of Denmark is based on the large map of Scandinavia by Olaus Magnus. On the right the map of Jutland by Mark Jorden with Funen and Northern Schleswig.

Decorated with a total of three cartouches, a sea monster and a sailing ship. From the rare Spanish edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum from 1602. Spanish text on verso.


CartographerAbraham Ortelius
TitleDaniae regni typus / Cimbricae Chersonesi nunc Iutiae
Publisher, YearJan Baptist Vrients, Antwerp, 1602
Plate Size34.3 x 48.2 cm (13.5 x 19.0 inches)
Sheet Size44.7 x 58.0 cm (17.6 x 22.8 inches)
ReferenceVan den Broecke, M.: Ortelius Atlas Maps, No. 86; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 1500:31C+1550:31C


Somewhat stained in upper margin, two small paper strips from old framing on verso, small tear in upper centerfold backed. 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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Antique map of Denmark. Printed in Antwerp by Jan Baptist Vrients in 1602.

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