Aevi Veteris, Typvs Geographicvs

Collection: Osher Sheet Map Collection

Title: Aevi Veteris, Typvs Geographicvs

Title Translation: A geographical map of the old world

Barcode: 333

Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527 -1598

Publishing Location: Antwerp

Region Depicted: Eastern Hemisphere · Asia · Africa · Europe

Date Produced: 1590

Date Published: 1590

Language: Latin

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.

Subjects: Eastern Hemisphere · Asia · Africa · Europe · Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 · Climatic zones · Maps--Early works to 1800

Map Type: Geographical, Political, Thematic

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

Insets: Evropa, Asia, Africa, America

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

Associated Cartouche: Cartouche, 1590, Aevi Veteris, Typvs Geographicvs

Collection/Donor: Osher

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