Britanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio

Name of map     : Britanicarum Insularum Vetus Descriptio

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number    : 6172

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

State number of plate: 1

Copy from edition: 1592 Latin;   Page signature: 2;

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      : 407 x 495 mm;

Margins, left   :  5  mm,  right:  9  mm;

         upper  : 34  mm,  lower: 20  mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   : off white;

Age of map color:  old, original;


     margins    : side margins small

     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 2100

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