Brittanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio


Name of map     : Brittanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number    : 5429

Map number      : Ort190-191(Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 15P

State number of plate: 1

Copy from edition: 1591 IV Additamentum German;   Page signature: blank;

Estimated number of copies printed: 400

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 6

Area displayed  : Northern part of Great Britain: Scotland, as in

                  ancient times;

Plate size      : 360 x 492 mm;

Paper size      : 402 x 526 mm;

Margins, left   : 14  mm,  right: 16  mm;

         upper  : 17  mm,  lower: 22  mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   : off white;

Age of map color:  old original color;

Imperfections

     margins    : slight soiling of lower right corner

     plate area : very minor browning along centerfold;

     verso      : none;

Overall quality : perfect/EXCELLENT/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Additional remarks: impressive cartouche and sea battle scene;

Rare map which only occurred in the 1590 IVth Latin and German Additamentum

and the 1592 Latin edition and was replaced in 1595 by 34P; probably no more than about 6 copies in circulation.

Price           :   Euro 4750 (together with Ort191, Southern part)

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Name of map     : Brittanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number    : 5430

Map number      :(Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 16P

State number of plate: 1

Copy from edition: 1591 IV Additamentum German;   Page signature: blank;

Estimated number of copies printed: 400

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 6

Area displayed  : Northern part of Great Britain: Scotland, as in

                  ancient times;

Plate size      : 376 x 494 mm;

Paper size      : 402 x 529 mm;

Margins, left   : 20  mm,  right: 13  mm;

         upper  : 10  mm,  lower: 16  mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   : off white;

Age of map color: old, original color;

Imperfections

     margins    : slight soiling of lower right corner;

     plate area : top centerfold expertly repaired;

     verso      : some soiling;

Overall quality : perfect/EXCELLENT/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Additional remarks: impressive ship; rare map which only occurred in

the 1590 IVth Latin and German Additamentum and the 1592 Latin edition;

Replaced in 1595 by 34P; probably only 6 copies of this pair in circulation.

Price           :   Euro 4750  (together with Ort190, Northern part)


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