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1592. Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip.

  • Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip.

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 12622x9564 px
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 40.6606MiB
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 1
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 Antwerp
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Print information. Print size (Width x height in inches):
Printing at 72 dpi 
  175.31 х 132.83
Printing at 150 dpi 
 84.15 х 63.76
Printing at 300 dpi 
 42.07 х 31.88

Ortelius' Map of the North Atlantic

Old color example of Abraham Ortelius's important early map of the North Atlantic, extending from Scandinavia and the Polar regions in the East, to the mythical Islands of the North Atlantic, Greenland, Iceland and North America.

Engraved by Frans Hogenberg, Ortelius' map of the North Atlantic is one of the most interesting maps to appear in an atlas. The map was influential in its treatment of the Arctic regions. The mainland of America is depicted in the north-west with the placename Estotilant. The map includes a number of mythical islands, including Frisland, Drogeo and Icaria. The map shows the influence of Mercator's wall map of 1569 and the infamous Zeno map of 1558, as well as the work of Olaus Magnus in 1539. Excellent early outline of the Scandinavian coast, bordering the Mare Congelatum, the frozen waters of the Arctic.

On the verso a note on the nature of the cliffs is given. Includes sea monsters and sailing ships.

From Oretlius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas.

Van Den Broecke 160.

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Size:
12622x9564 px
Disk:
40.6606MiB
Number of pages:
1
Place:
Antwerp
Author:
Abraham Ortelius.
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