Abraham Ortelius

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Ortelius, Abraham


Born Apr. 4, 1527; died June 28, 1598. Flemish cartographer.

In 1570, Ortelius published in Antwerp Theatrum orbis terrarum, a collection that included 53 maps with detailed geographic texts. The collection was supplemented and reissued several times over the years; in 1579, Ortelius added three historical maps. In the development of cartography, Ortelius’ collection played a part equal in importance to that of G. Mercator’s atlas.

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However, the works for which he is most famous, not just in Wales, but also beyond, are the maps and historical writings authored by him and published by Abraham Ortelius.
3) Abraham Ortelius, in his world map of 1564, called this part of the Terra Australis Locach.
Later altered several times, it was reproduced by inter alia Sebastian Munster (1550), Abraham Ortelius (1570), Caspar Henneberger (1576), and the chronicler of Prussia, Caspar Schtz (1592).
Ese abandono de lo material, de contemptu mundi, que Sancho ha logrado mediante su contemplacion del teatro del mundo esta estrechamente relacionado con el motivo central del cartografo y cosmografo flamenco, Abraham Ortelius en su Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570) dedicado a Felipe II, y mas concretamente su Typus Orbis Terrarum el mapa con el que se da inicio el atlas.
Mercator's counterpart, the Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius, chose the label Mare El Catif, olim Sinus Persicus (after the Arabian port of Al Qatif) for his world atlas of 1570.
Pieter Bruegel was the most perfect of his century," said Flemish cartographer and geographer Abraham Ortelius eulogizing his friend, who "was taken from us while still in his full manhood.
It is striking, for example, that in contrast to the polyvocal Camden, Abraham Ortelius in pigeonholed as "a geographer, not an antiquarian" (199), in the face of recent research that has shown the fertility of Ortelius's various ways of approaching the past.
At the top of Brotton's list of material evidence and resources are maps--diagrams of the world as they started appearing, on single paper or copper sheets and in globes, soon after the "discovery" of America, and until the publication of the first atlas by Abraham Ortelius in 1570.
Barely a hundred years after Columbus, Abraham Ortelius set down on a global map of 1598 a recognisable--if rather inflated--view of the Americas, plus Europe, Africa and Asia.
He relates the process by which collector and colorist of maps, Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) published in Antwerp his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum in 1570 in which the prototype of the cartography of Palestine was included.
A great advance in map and atlas making happened in 1570 when the great Abraham Ortelius published his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum which was the first modern atlas to depart from the form established by Ptolemy.
Magnus' map was influential for many, including Abraham Ortelius, with details of the sea monsters from the1598 edition of his map of Iceland gracing the cover.

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