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Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas

M. P. R. Van Den Broecke

Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas

Essays Commemorating the Quadricentennial of His Death, 1598-1998

by M. P. R. Van Den Broecke

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Published by Hes & De Graff Pub B V .
Written in English

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    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages432
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    Open LibraryOL9108470M
    ISBN 109061943884
    ISBN 109789061943884


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Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and dealer in maps, books, and antiquities, who published the first modern atlas, Theatrum orbis terrarum (; “Theatre of the World”). Trained as an engraver, Ortelius about set up his book and antiquary business.

About. Abraham Ortelius was a Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas book geographer and cartographer, born in Antwerp on Ap He studied Greek, Latin and mathematics in Antwerp and worked as a map and book dealer.

He also spent time with cartography and published the first world atlas, Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas book Orbis Terrarum", which was probably the first collection of maps in the shape of a.

Abraham Ortelius is a key figure in the history of cartography. He is known as the inventor of the atlas—a book comprising multiple maps in one format and us was born in Antwerp, Belgium on April 4,during the height of the humanist era. Abraham Ortelius: Theatrvm orbis terrarvm. An important part of the Geography and Map Division holdings is its atlas collection, consisting of more than fifty-three thousand atlases.

One of the most valuable components of the atlas collection is the numerous editions of the revolutionary mapbook Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius (), a Flemish scholar and geographer. Abraham Ortelius published the world's first atlas on this day in Google Today's Google Doodle celebrates the publication of the world's first atlas in Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas First Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas book by van der Peter C.J., Krogt (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important.

ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas Essays Commemorating the Quadricentennial of His Death, Editors: Peter C.J.

van der Krogt, P. (Peter H.) Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas book and M. van den Broecke. The book was unique for its collection of maps organized geographically, but this concept would later become the standard for developing atlases.

Abraham Ortelius World MapAuthor: Mary Von Aue. From the Latin edition of the Parergon by Abraham Ortelius, that is the first edition of atlas in which this map occures.

From onwards a new plate (Van den Broecke Ort ) appears. Copper engraving, text in Latin on verso, orinìginal colors, in very good condition. The Parergon is Ortelius' atlas of ancient geography. The Brabant map maker and geographer Abraham Ortelius () would have gained only a small position within the cartographic discipline, if he didn’t conceive the pioneer’s idea to compose the best Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas book maps in a uniform format in a book.

Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas book modern world atlas ‘Theatrum orbis terrarum’, of which the first edition appeared inwas compiled and printed in Antwerp.

Abraham Ortelius and the first atlas: essays commemorating the quadricentennial of his death, M. van den Broecke, P. van der Krogt, Peter H. Meurer HES, - Literary Collections - pages.

Abraham Ortelius was a cartographer and publisher, and the first person to publish an atlas as we know it.

He began his career as a map colourist, enrolling in the Guild of St Luke in Antwerp inand appearing in the books of the Plantin publishing house in as a “peintre des cartes”.

He created the book Hooftman had asked for. In he made the first atlas. He didn't call it an atlas. He called it a Theatre of the Round World. It sold like hot-cakes and went into one improved printing after another.

Praise followed it. People called Ortelius a great intellectual. Abraham Ortelius (Ap –J ) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer credited with creating the first modern atlas of the world: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, or “Theatre of the World.”Published inOrtelius’ atlas is widely considered to have launched the Golden Age of Netherlandish is also believed to have been the first person to propose Author: Robert Longley.

Netherlands: Publisher Not Known, a very good+ map, 6 x 7"; Abraham Ortelius (). One of the first and greatest of the Dutch map makers. His "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" of is generally considered the first modern Atlas.

For this work, large copper plates were engraved, and from time to time alterations were made in Read more. Abraham Ortelius () The maker of the 'first atlas,' the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (), was born on 4 April into an old Antwerp family.

He learned Latin and studied Greek and mathematics. Abraham and his sisters Anne and Elizabeth, took up map colouring. The first modern atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World), was published on this day by Abraham Ortelius, a Flemish cartographer and.

A map of Iceland by Abraham Ortelius, one of the great cartographers from the Golden Age of Dutch map making, and the first to produce a “modern atlas.” It incorporates images of strange sea creatures teeming the surrounding waters — a mixture of actual marine life and legendary ones that were believed to exist at the time — making it.

Google Doodle Celebrates Abraham Ortelius And The World’s First Atlas. The present Google Doodle commends the distribution of the world’s first chart book in Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, or Theater of the World, was a novel idea in the late sixteenth century: a book of maps, all of a similar size, composed of geologically.

“Abraham. Celebrating the anniversary of the world’s first atlas, Google honored Belgian cartographer Abraham Ortelius with a Doodle on Sunday. His famed work, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, or Theatre of the Author: Mary Von Aue.

Map of Africa by Abraham Ortelius, (Image: Wikimedia Commons) The first Atlas book in the world. Ortelius’ first atlas book is called Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theater of the World).

Published inthe book gathers 53 maps, of the same size and scale, using Indian copper lithography, sorted by continent, region, and date and time. found: Oxford dictionary of national biography online, 5 August (Ortelius, Abraham (); map maker; spent his life in Antwerp; inpublished Theatrum orbis terrarum, considered to be the first modern atlas, handy collection of maps of the same dimensions providing a survey of the world as known up to that moment; first edition: 53 maps, list of 87 map makers used as sources.

2 Penn IUR Special Report | Atlas for the End of the World OnAbraham Ortelius—book collector and engraver from Antwerp—published the world’s first Atlas:1 the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (The Theater of the World).

Lauded for its unprecedented rigor, the Theatrum quickly became a best seller. Giving Europeans a definitive. The latest addition to the Cambridge Digital Library is the Album amicorum of Abraham Ortelius ().

The Album amicorum – literally ‘book of friends’ – belongs not to the University Library but to Pembroke College. It is one of a growing number of manuscripts and books from collections across Cambridge that have been photographed by our Digital Content Unit, with the images and.

Get this from a library. Abraham Ortelius and the first atlas: essays commemorating the quadricentennial of his death, [M P R van den Broecke; P C J van der Krogt; Peter H Meurer;].

The Flemish scholar and geographer Abraham Ortelius (–98) published the first edition of his Theatrum orbis terrarum (Theater of the world) in Containing 53 maps, each with a detailed commentary, it is considered the first true atlas in the modern sense: a collection of uniform map sheets and accompanying text bound to form a book End date: Abraham Ortelius.

The Flemish map maker and map seller Abraham Ortelius () is known for his "Theatrum orbis terrarum," one of the first major atlases. He accelerated the movement away from Ptolemaic geographical conceptions.

Abraham Ortelius was born Abraham Ortels of German parents in Antwerp on Ap Theatrum Orbis Terrarum?("Theatre of the World") is considered to be the first true modern atlas. Written by Abraham Ortelius and originally printed inthe book consists of descriptive texts and dozens of maps printed from copper plates.?The atlas is sometimes referred.

Abraham Ortelius was a Flemish cartographer and geographer. Background Ortelius was born on Ap in the city of Antwerp, which was then in the Habsburg Netherlands (modern-day Belgium). The Atlas, by the cartographer Abraham Ortelius, was realized inand is considered by the experts the first Atlas in history.

In fact, for the first time it is possible to find all the available cartographic information. It is composed in an orderly and uniform format, proportionate to the maps of each region of the known world, and completed&#. The book is not expensive and we can take it wherever we go.' - Mercator to Ortelius.

Abraham Ortelius () Ortelius is the inventor of the modern atlas. He is the first to collate all the maps of the then known parts of the world in the same format. He acquires his material from his wide network of contacts.

For the first time, inall the elements of the modern Atlas were brought to publication by Abraham Ortelius in his Atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This substantial undertaking assembled fifty-three of the best available maps of the world by the most renowned and up to date Rating: % positive.

Abraham Ortelius (/ ɔːr ˈ t iː l i ə s /; also Ortels, Orthellius, Wortels; 14 April – 28 June ) was a Brabantian cartographer and geographer, conventionally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World).Ortelius is often considered one of the founders of the Netherlandish school of cartography and one of the most.

Abraham Ortelius (–) The eldest of the three children of an Antwerp merchant, from the age of ten and following his father’s death, Abraham Ortels was raised by his uncle Jacob van Meteren.

After entering the Guild of Saint Luke in as a map illuminator, he embarked upon a career dealing in books and prints and began to attend the annual Frankfurt book fair where, inhe.

Relief shown pictorially. Colophon: 20 Mai Catalogus auctorum includes 87 names. T.p. verso blank. Includes 53 map sheets, with descriptive text on verso.

Staining from pigment on facing pages. Blank leaves inserted between map sheets. Front cover displays the name and arms of Jean, comte de Hoya, bishop of Münster and Osnabrück ().

Phillips, Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici. Canterbury Cathedral Library owns a edition of a large atlas which was printed in Antwerp and created by Abraham Ortelius. It is a later version of Ortelius’ book that was first printed in and which is generally considered to be the first ever world atlas.

Atlas Background: For the first time, inall the elements of the modern Atlas were brought to publication in Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This substantial undertaking assembled fifty-three of the best available maps of the world by the most renowned and up to date geographers.

Theatrum Orbis Terrarum is the name of an atlas published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp inbundling together the knowledge accumulated during the age of discovery and representing ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK.

Abraham Ortelius () From Antwerp, Brussels, Ortelius was part of the world-renowned Dutch-Flemish school of cartographers. Over his lifetime he worked as an engraver, geographer, cartographer and book trader but he is most well known as the creator of the first world atlas – the first edition of which was published in   The year-old book, called the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', was the first attempt to pull together all the maps of the known world.

It was created by Abraham Ortelius in. An pdf is a collection of maps; it is pdf a bundle of maps of Earth or a region of Earth. Atlases have traditionally been bound into book form, but today many atlases are in multimedia formats.

In addition to presenting geographic features and political boundaries, many atlases often feature geopolitical, social, religious and economic statistics.