Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection
Title: Aevi Veteris, Typvs Geographicvs
Title Translation: A geographical map of the old world
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598
Publishing Location: Antwerp
Date Produced: 1590
Date Published: 1590
Historical Context: In this decorative map, Ortelius divides the Ancient World into five climatic zones. Although its place names are taken from the ancient times of Ptolemy, this map presents the landmasses in relatively contemporary configurations and illustrates the Portuguese discoveries in South and East Asia and Richard Hakluyt?s discoveries in the North. A richly ornate border incorporating four small insets, representations of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, constituting the modern world, frames the map.
Dimensions: 31 x 43 cm.
Printing Process: Engraving
Printing Technique: Copper
Material Type: Paper
Notes: From the 1590 "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," Latin edition. Includes 4 insets of continents: Europe, America, Africa and Asia. Verso: Text in Latin.
Brief Description: Map of the Eastern Hemisphere with climatic zones
Physical Description: 1 map: colored
Associated Cartouche: Cartouche, 1590, Aevi Veteris, Typvs Geographicvs
Permanent URL: https://oshermaps.org/map/333.0001