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Atlases Ortelius, Abraham Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. With colored copper title and 91 mostly double-page sized colored copper maps on 70 blls. Antwerp, A. C. van Diest 1574. folio. 10 Bll., 70 numm. sheet, (1 p.), 48 sheet. Modern reddish-brown leather strap in the style of the 18th century with gold-stamped filet and corner fleurons, and gold-stamped RSchild. heatrum, place. 12 . - Fourth Latin edition, first published 1570 with 53 maps. Complete copy. The maps, mostly engraved by Frans Hogenberg, show the world in oval, the continents of America, Asia, Africa, Europe, partial maps of Europe with England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France (with partial maps of Bourges, Loire, Calais and Vermandois, Narbonne, Burgundy), Germany (actually Central Europe, with partial maps of Lower Saxony, Dithmarschen, Mansfeld, Bavaria, Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, Prussia, Swabia, Thuringia, Wuerttemberg, and the Baltic Sea), Germany (actually Central Europe, with partial maps of Lower Saxony, Dithmarschen, Mansfeld, Bavaria, Franconia, Saxony, Pomerania, Prussia, Swabia, Thuringia, Wuerttemberg, and the Baltic Sea), and Germany (with partial maps of the Baltic Sea).a.), the Netherlands and Belgium, Scandinavia (with partial maps of Denmark), Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Switzerland, Austria (with partial maps of Tyrol, Salzburg), Italy (with numerous partial maps), Cyprus, Poland (with partial maps, etc.) Livonia), Greece, Hungary, Transylvania, Balkans, Baltic States, Russia, Persia, India, Turkey, Arabia (with partial maps of Palestine, Egypt, Cathargo, Asia Minor), as well as Abyssinia, the mythological map of the kingdom of the priest king John in Africa. The maps in mostly good and burr-free impressions of mostly splendid area and border colouring decorated with impressive roller cartouches, sailing ships and sea monsters. The exotic countries and regions are often enriched with native inhabitants and animals. - Clean copy, few pa

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