This atlas of ancient geography must be regarded as a personal work of Ortelius. For this work he did not, as in the 'Theatrum', copy other people's maps but drew the originals himself which were later engraved by Jan Wierix ... The maps in the Parergon have to be evaluated as the most outstanding engravings depicting the wide-spread interest in classical geography in the 16th century
|Title||Parergon, sive Veteris Geographiae aliquot Tabulae. [Bound with:] Nomenclator Ptolemaicus.|
|Publisher, Year||Plantin, Antwerp, 1595|
|Size||44.3 x 28.5 cm (17.4 x 11.2 inches), Folio|
|Illustrations||1 engraved portrait, 1 woodcut title border, 30 copper engraved maps, 2 engraved views, several woodcuts in text|
|Volume||2 parts in 1 volume|
|Reference||Koeman Ort 45 & Ort 44; Adams O-340 (bound with Theatrum)|
Contemporary blind-ruled calf, in a brown cloth slipcase. Rebacked with title stamped in gold, corners and edges restored.
All maps and views finely coloured by a contemporary hand. Very good paper quality, no oxidation for the colours. Occasional light marginal soiling or spotting. Some tears in lower centrefolds backed. Map of Britain lightly browned, Divi Pauli with a tear left to centrefold restored.
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