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Ortelius, Abraham

Siciliae Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus geographicis Ab. Ortelii.

Antique Siciliae Veteris Typus. Ex Conatibus geographicis Ab. Ortelii.
€850.00

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Eigenschaften
  • Antwerp
  • 1612
  • Antique Map, map
  • 1612
  • Copper engraving / later hand colored.
  • 370 by 484mm (14 by 19 inches).
  • Broe. 211 State 2
  • 30977
  • In excellent condition.

Article description

Article description

Original antique copper engraving, published 1612 in the famous historical Atlas "Parergon" (Latin text-edition) by Abraham Ortelius. Finely later hand-colored in wash and outline. The map is ornated with three cartouches, in the top left centre the title cartouche with the ,privilegium', on the lower left side a cartouche with a list of uncertain places and peoples. In the upper left corner we find an inset showing the region of Syracus. Villages and towns are shown as miniature views, moreover the map is ornated with ships, sea monsters and animals. Ortelius was born on 14 April 1527 in the city of Antwerp, which was then in the Habsburg Netherlands (modern-day Belgium). The Orthellius family were originally from Augsburg, a Free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1535, the family had fallen under suspicion of Protestantism. Following the death of Ortelius's father, his uncle Jacobus van Meteren returned from religious exile in England to take care of Ortelius. Abraham remained close to his cousin Emanuel van Meteren, who would later move to London. In 1575 he was appointed geographer to the king of Spain, Philip II, on the recommendation of Arias Montanus, who vouched for his orthodoxy. He travelled extensively in Europe and is specifically known to have traveled throughout the Seventeen Provinces; in southern, western, northern, and eastern Germany (e.g., 1560, 1575–1576); France (1559–1560); England and Ireland (1576); and Italy (1578, and perhaps twice or thrice between 1550 and 1558). Beginning as a map-engraver, in 1547 he entered the Antwerp Guild of Saint Luke as an illuminator of maps. He supplemented his income trading in books, prints, and maps, and his journeys included yearly visits to the Frankfurt book and print fair, where he met Gerardus Mercator in 1554. In 1560, however, when travelling with Mercator to Trier, Lorraine, and Poitiers, he seems to have been attracted, largely by Mercator's influence, towards the career of a scientific geographer. (Wikipedia)

Broe. 211 State 2


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