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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Erudite Eyes: Friendship, Art and Erudition in the Network of Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)
The exhibition, running until October 22, features authentic engravings of Cyprus and Greece, maps by Abraham Ortelius, Tomasco Porcacchi and others, and a collection of rare books, including The Life and Works of Lord Byron with Notes and Illustrations (published in 1813).
Scotland in world's first atlas Mapmaker Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Title Scotiae tabula Date Originally engraved 1573
1993), Mapmakers of the Sixteenth Century and Their Maps: Bio-Bibliographies of the Cartographers of Abraham Ortelius, 1570, Speculum Orbis Press, Chicago.
Colouring maps was more prevalent in the Low Countries but the Golden Age Dutch atlases were generally coloured by skilled professionals - it's how the great map maker Abraham Ortelius started out - and sold at a premium.
It originally appeared in the Additamentum to Abraham Ortelius famous world atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' and will be offered for sale at PS975.
ABRAHAM Ortelius, Maris Pacifici, Amsterdam, 1608; map shows Magellan's ship, Victoria, sailingmajestically to the Philippines.
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).
Especial atencion merecen los diferentes mapas generales de Abraham Ortelius, que son un ejemplo de como, con el transcurso de los anos, el conocimiento sobre la Nueva Espana se esparcio lentamente por Europa.
Abraham Ortelius, su joven amigo (nacido en 1527) se ganaba la vida y se creaba una reputacion coloreando mapas ajenos, coleccionandolos, editandolos y vendiendolos.
Identificamos el papel del primer atlas moderno, el Theatrum Orbis Terrarum de Abraham Ortelius, en la reaccion de Sancho a su viaje en Clavileno.
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.

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