The Theatre Of The Whole World - Abraham Ortelius, R.A. Skelton Introduction

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The Theatre Of The Whole World - Abraham Ortelius, R.A. Skelton Introduction

1968
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  • Books & Atlases
  • Ortelius
  • Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
  • Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., 1968. Facsimile. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good. (History of Cartography) ORTELIUS, Abraham. The Theatre of the Whole World, London 1606. Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., 1968. Introduction by R. A. Skelton. Limited edition facsimile of the London 1606 edition, limited to 800 copies. Fourth Series-Volume IV of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Series of Atlases in Facsimile. Medium Folio, 18.5 x 12.5 inches. Hardcover, original red cloth with black labels and gilt lettering on spine, unpaginated.  Pages appear slightly toned. Minor wear, soiling and scuffing to boards. Slight edge wear with typical bumping to spine and corners. Dust jacket is torn and parts missing. Overall Very Good condition. The Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, considered to be the first true modern atlas, was written by Abraham Ortelius Flemish cartographer and geographer and originally published in 1570. This edition is a facsimile of the London 1606 edition which was the only English edition of Ortelius' atlas. The introduction by R.A. Skelton provides a biographical sketch of Abraham Ortelius. Due the size and weight of this book, extra shipping may be necessary. Must ship Priority for international orders.