Buchaviae, sive Fuldensis Ditionis Typus / Waldeccensis Comitatus Descriptio Accuratissima

Abraham Ortelius (*1527 - 1598)
Old coloured map of Fulda, Waldeck, Hesse. Printed in Antwerp by A. Ortelius in 1603.

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Old coloured antique map of Hesse by A. Ortelius. Two maps on one sheet. The right map shows the country Waldeck between Frankenberg (Eder) and Warburg. With Korbach and Waldeck in the centre. Above a title cartouche. The left map shows the area around Fulda to Hammelburg in Lower Franconia. On the left a title cartouche, on the lower right a compass. From the Latin edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum from 1603. Latin text on verso.

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CartographerAbraham Ortelius
TitleBuchaviae, sive Fuldensis Ditionis Typus / Waldeccensis Comitatus Descriptio Accuratissima
Publisher, YearA. Ortelius, Antwerp, 1603
Plate Size31.4 x 46.7 cm (12.4 x 18.4 inches)
Sheet Size45.5 x 57.3 cm (17.9 x 22.6 inches)
ReferenceVan den Broecke, M.: Ortelius Atlas Maps, No. 98; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 2466+2460:31

Condition

Minor browning. Very good condition.

Cartographer

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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Old coloured map of Fulda, Waldeck, Hesse. Printed in Antwerp by A. Ortelius in 1603.

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