New customer? You can start here
 Already have an account?   Sign In
If you need help
View my cart
Astronomical maps and atlases, rare celestial and terrestrial spheres dated to the XV-XVII centuries, old solar and lunar calendars...
Antique geographical and navigation charts, nautical maps, portolans dated to the VIII-XVIII centuries, ancient cities and places...
Medieval engravings, old drawings dated to the VIII - XVI centuries, geometry, mathematics, physics and antique mechanics...
Old anatomy and medicine drawings, ancient zoology, rare ornithology, botany, floristics and perfect japanese graphics...
Ancient parchments and scrolls, manuscripts, rare and little known book arts, incunabula collections...
Mythic and heraldic creatures, fictitious animals from ancient tales and forgotten legends ...
Mystical symbols, magic signs, hermetical texts, alchemical treatises, kabbalah, astrology and esoteric knowledges...
Famous artists and painters of the 18-19 centuries, perfect artworks, pictures, well-known oil paintings, sculptures, drawings...
Select poster or reproduction size for printing
Printing on canvas A4
Size: 28 cm x 21 cm
Price:  $,00
Printing on canvas A3
Size: 40 cm x 30 cm
Price:  $,00
Printing on canvas A2
Size: 57 cm x 42 cm
Price:  $,00
Printing on canvas A1
Size: 81 cm x 60 cm
Price:  $,00
Printing on canvas A0
Size: 114 cm x 84 cm
Price:  $,00
Printing on canvas XXL
Size: 217 cm x 160 cm
Price:  $,00

include acrylic glass

Typus orbis terrarum

\Return to catalog section\

Series : Navigation and Geography
Year : 1570
Unique ID : gc.01.0079
Authors : Abraham Ortelius
Issued : Apud Iohannem Ianssonium van Waesberge, Amsterdam
Edition : 1673
Area shown : world hemispheres

   Hover your mouse pointer over image to zoom it within window (+)

This is a highly decorative double hemispherical map of the world with the four elements depicted in each corner of the map and republished in Amsterdam in 1673. On this map Australia is labelled 'Nd. Hollandia vulgo' with 'T lant van Eendracht', a reference to Dirk Hartog's ship which landed on Western Australian shores in 1616. Tasmania, though not yet clearly separated from the Australian mainland, is named 't Land van A' V. Diemen' following Tasman's discovery in 1642. Relief is shown pictorially. First issued by Abraham Ortelius in 1570, his map underwent many variations and transformations by later cartographers over the next 160 years. This map is one of the last variants updating the world map to include the discoveries of Willem Schouten and Jacob Le Maire who discovered in 1615 the Le Maire Strait [marked on the map as Fretum le Maire] located between Tierra del Fuego and Staten Island and that Tierra del Fuego was not the northern tip of a southern continent beyond South America. This meant an entirely different trade route into the Pacific and the Spice Islands had been opened up even though the voyage reached only so far as the Solomon Islands in 1616. The VOC also later claimed that the new route infringed its monopoly of trade but this was defeated legally a few years later.

\Return to catalog section\






Do you like our e-shop? Tell your friends about us: