Regni Hispaniae Post Omnivm Editiones Locvpleissima Descriptio.

Collection: Engass Sheet Map Collection

Title: Regni Hispaniae Post Omnivm Editiones Locvpleissima Descriptio.

Title Translation: A very reliable depiction of the kingdom of Spain after the publications of many [authors]

Barcode: 30

Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publisher: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publishing Location: Antwerp

Region Depicted: Spain · Portugal · Iberian Peninsula · Balearic Islands

Date Range: 1592 - 1595

Date Produced: 1592

Date Published: 1592

Language: Latin

Historical Context: An innovative mechanism established for disseminating maps was the systematic atlas. The first edition of each atlas featured Latin text, but subsequent editions were issued in all the western European vernaculars; because maps were printed by a different process, they could not be so readily altered, so their titles and place names remained in Latin. Abraham Ortelius created the modern atlas with his Theatrum orbis Terrarum of 1570; he brought together the best maps available and presented them all at the same, manageable size. For example, his map of Spain, taken from a 1592 or 1595 Latin edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was derived from Vincenzo Paletino's 1551 map, updated by the botanist Charles de l'Escluse (1529-1609). When it first appeared, the Theatrum was the most expensive book ever printed, yet in fifty years it went through some thirty-four editions and it sold more than 7,000 copies; it was truly a "bestseller" of its day.

Subjects: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 · Balearic Islands (Spain) · Spain · Portugal · Iberian Peninsula

Map Type: Geographical, Political

Dimensions: 38 x 50 cm

Printing Process: Engraving

Printing Technique: Copper

Material Type: Paper

Notes: From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Descriptive text on verso.

Brief Description: Map of Spain, Portugal, and the Balearic Islands.

Physical Description: 1 map: colored

Theme: Dutch Golden Age (17th-18th Century)

Associated Cartouche: Cartouche 1, 1592, Regni Hispaniae Post Omnivm Editiones Locvpleissima Descriptio., Cartouche 2, 1592, Regni Hispaniae Post Omnivm Editiones Locvpleissima Descriptio.

Associated Map Imagery: Ship 1, 1592, Regni Hispaniae Post Omnivm Editiones Locvpleissima Descriptio., Ship 2, 1592, Regni Hispaniae Post Omnivm Editiones Locvpleissima Descriptio., Sea Monster 1, 1592, Regni Hispaniae Post Omnivm Editiones Locvpleissima Descriptio., Sea Monster 2, 1592, Regni Hispaniae Post Omnivm Editiones Locvpleissima Descriptio.

Collection/Donor: Engass

Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/30.0001