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Abraham Ortelius: Europae

Map: EUR1460
 
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: Europae
Date: 1592
Published: Antwerp
Width: 18 inches / 46 cm
Height: 14 inches / 36 cm
Map ref: EUR1460
Description:
The first map of the continent of Europe to appear in an atlas. Ortelius uses the western shore of Turkey and the River Volga in Russia as the eastern bordern of the continent.

He cites multiple sources for the geography he uses, including Mercator, Gastaldi for the eastern part of Europe and Italy, Jenkinson for Russia and Olaus Magnus for Scandinavia.

Original hand colour. Latin text on verso (image available on request).

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