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Number: 2869
Continent: Africa
Region: North
Place Names: Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia,
Year of Origin: 1603
Title: Carthaginis Celeberrimi Sinvs Typvs.
Language: Latin
Publish Origin: London
Height: 7.2
Width: 10.7
Units: centimeters
Size Class.: Small
Color Type: No Color
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Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Engraver: Ambrosius and Ferdinand Arsenius
Publisher: I. Shawe
Other Contributors: Phiippe Galle
Northernmost Latitude: 37.5
Southernmost Latitude: 36.0
Westernmost Longitude: 8.5
Easternmost Longitude: 11.0
Measurement Notes: modern Greenwich estimate
Notes: Philadelphia Print Shop, source "Abraham Ortelius his Epitome of the theater of the worlde. London L Shawe 1603; There was a 1579 editon, in Galle's 'Le Miroir du Monde'; This map is from the first pocket-sized atlas, Spieghel der Wereld, which was based on Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The maps were engraved on copper by Filips Galle and represented all regions around the world. The maps were accompanied by text prepared by Peter Heyns, who used the text from the Theatrum. The numbers printed above the maps, adjacent to the letterpress title, indicate the number of the map within the Theatrum. This innovative, small atlas was designed to reach the lower middle class, and was a commercial success, prompting numerous reprints and imitations. The first edition of the Spieghel der Wereld was published in 1577, with subsequent editions published in French in 1579 and 1583, Dutch in 1583 and 1596, and Latin in 1585. One unique feature of this pocket atlas was the inclusion of 6 larger, fold-out maps of the world, Europe, France, Germania, the Low Countries and Italy that were included alongside 66 miniature maps. References: King (2nd Ed.) pp. 60-61; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8630:331.
Last updated: Sep 14, 2021