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Abrege du theatre D'Ortelius : Contenant la description des principales parties & regions du monde, representees en petites cartes, & illustrees de sommaires expositions.

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Title:
Abrege du theatre D'Ortelius : Contenant la description des principales parties & regions du monde, representees en petites cartes, & illustrees de sommaires expositions.
Alternate Title:
Abrege dv theatre D'Ortelivs and Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Author:
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 and Vrients, Jan Baptista, 1552-1612
Author (no Collectors):
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 and Vrients, Jan Baptista, 1552-1612
Topic:
atlas, cartographic image-cri, World maps, and Discovery and exploration
Language:
French
Physical Description:
1 atlas ([6] pages, A5, 118, [9] leaves, [8] pages, [1] leaf of plates) : 126 maps (engravings) ; 13 x 16 cm (fol.)
Publication Info:
be and A Anvers [Antwerp] :
Imprint:
anno 1602
Genre:
atlas and cartographic image-cri
Notes:
  • Miniature atlas produced by Vrients, who acquired the plates of Ortelius' pocket atlas in 1600.
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Index: Table des cartes.
  • Vellum binding.
  • First 6 and last 8 pages blank (included in page description).
  • Atlas ttle appears along tail edge of pages, when book is closed.
  • Gold leafing on page edges.
  • Engraved title page, including image of globe with wrapped text: Contemno, et orno: mente, manu.; colophon; and head-pieces throughout.
  • "Avecque privilege" on title page.
  • Colophon: Clara Ducum series, virtutum gloria maior, vos ornat titulis, et vos ornatis eosdem, vivite longaevis, Alberte, Isabellaque saeclis.
  • "Addition d'aulcunes cartes" includes final 5 maps.
  • Dedication and introductory text.
  • Descriptive text accompanies each map, on facing page.
  • Decorative cartouches, ships, sea monsters.
  • Maps show topography, vegetation, waterways, ports.
  • Plates with maps numbered, except first 3 maps.
  • Map 1 is a celestial chart.
  • Map 2 is a world map in 2 circular hemispheres.
  • Map 3 shows bird's eye view of Escorial, the Royal Palace of Phillip II, King of Spain.
  • Maps 76 and 96 contain descriptive text.
  • Some differences between titles within cartouches and titles above maps.