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Ortelius, A.: Britannicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio


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    Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)

    Britannicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio

    16th century map of the northern part of the British Isles by Abraham Ortelius.
    This is the upper sheet of the two-sheet-map showing Scotland and the surrounding islands.

    The map has Roman town names and the verso text is in Latin. Large decorative cartouche and a picture of a naval battle.
    Hand-coloured copper-plate engraving. This map is slightly toned.

    Year of printing [1592], Latin edition
    Place of printing Antwerp
    Technique kuparipiirros / kopparstick / copper engraving
    Illustrations käsin väritetty / handkolorerad / hand-coloured
    Dimensions 36,5 x 48 cm
    Condition 3
    Condition explanations (5) Mint, (4) Very good, (3) Good, (2) Fair, (1) Poor
    Other Upper sheet of the two-sheet-map
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