Brittanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio


Name of map : Brittanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio

Cartographer : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number : 6158

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

State number of plate: 1

Copy from edition: 1591 IV Additamentum Latin; 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 : 437 x 575 mm;

Margins, left : 41 mm, right: 42 mm;

upper : 38 mm, lower: 40 mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper color : off white;

Age of map color: uncoloured;

Imperfections

margins : minor tear in lower margin

plate area : none;

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 10 copies in circulation.

Price : Euro 1950


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