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Ortelius Atlas in Salamanca Facsimile Edition

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The Ortelius Atlas in Salamanca is a copy of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theater of the World), the first atlas to compile maps of the entire world known to Europeans in uniform style and size. It includes information about the histories and cultures of geographic regions. Its creator, Abraham Ortelius, was the first to make wide use of what is now known as the "Ortelius oval projection": a representation of the flattened globe that attempts to balance accuracy against distortion by combining cylindrical and conic projections. Ortelius's atlas, published in 1570 in Antwerp, includes seventy engraved maps.

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Ortelius Atlas in Salamanca": Atlas de Abraham Ortelius "Theatrum orbis Terrarum" facsimile edition, published by CM Editores, 2014

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Atlas de Abraham Ortelius "Theatrum orbis Terrarum"

Salamanca: CM Editores, 2014

  • Commentary (Spanish) by Hernando Rica, Agustín
  • Limited Edition: 375 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Ortelius Atlas in Salamanca: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

Sewn in Cartivana with brown leather gold caps, with ingots in back.

170 maps, all in double pages. The book is hand-colored.

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