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Theatrum orbis terrarum.

Author: Abraham Ortelius; Aegid Coppenius Diesth; Humphrey Llwyd
Publisher: Antverpiae : Apud Aegid. Coppenium Diesth, 1570.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : LatinView all editions and formats
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The "Theater of the World" is considered the first true atlas. It was the first collection of maps to present cartographic and geographic information in a systematic way, with the maps drawn to be published together and complemented by text. Covering the known world, it was the most authoritative and successful cartographic work of the sixteenth and early seventeeth centuries.
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Genre/Form: Atlases
Early works
World atlases
Atlases (Geographic)
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Atlas, Internet resource
Document Type: Map, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Abraham Ortelius; Aegid Coppenius Diesth; Humphrey Llwyd
OCLC Number: 53396505
Notes: Relief shown pictorially.
Catalogus auctorum includes 92 names. Epigram on t.p. verso has 16 lines.
Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso.
Includes "De Mona druidum insula" by H. Llwyd.
Description: 1 atlas (viii, [106] leaves, [60] pages) : hand colored maps ; 45 cm (fol.)
Cartographic Mathematical Data: Scales differ.
Other Titles: Theatrvm orbis terrarvm

Abstract:

The "Theater of the World" is considered the first true atlas. It was the first collection of maps to present cartographic and geographic information in a systematic way, with the maps drawn to be published together and complemented by text. Covering the known world, it was the most authoritative and successful cartographic work of the sixteenth and early seventeeth centuries.

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