Google Maps Anno Domini 1601: Gems In Ketterer Kunst Rare Books Auction

Google Maps Anno Domini 1601: Gems In Ketterer Kunst Rare Books Auction

Today we can hardly imagine the world without Google Maps. But this was the reality in past centuries. Orientation came with the first modern atlas by Abraham Ortelius, which set the standard for all following atlases. On November 29 the famous map work will be called up in the Rare Book Auction at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg with an estimate of € 80,000. As the first atlas of all, Abraham Ortelius’ “Theatrum orbis terrarum“ has a very special significance for its groundbreaking innovations in terms of content and getup. This copy in a splendid old coloring is one of only 200 from the last edition that Jan Moretus had printed by the Plantin printshop for Ortelius’ heirs. The atlas contains more than 150 maps, among them a world map, views of the continents Europe, Africa, Asia and America, as well as maps of the Pacific Ocean and the Norwegian Sea. EUROPEAN: With his ambitious publishing project from 1649, the
Today we can hardly imagine the world without Google Maps. But this was the reality in past centuries. Orientation came with the first modern atlas by Abraham Ortelius, which set the standard for all following atlases. On November 29 the famous map work will be called up in the Rare Book Auction at Ketterer Kunst in Hamburg with an estimate of € 80,000. As the first atlas of all, Abraham Ortelius’ “Theatrum orbis terrarum“ has a very special significance for its groundbreaking innovations in terms of content and getup. This copy in a splendid old coloring is one of only 200 from the last edition that Jan Moretus had printed by the Plantin printshop for Ortelius’ heirs. The atlas contains more than 150 maps, among them a world map, views of the continents Europe, Africa, Asia and America, as well as maps of the Pacific Ocean and the Norwegian Sea. EUROPEAN: With his ambitious publishing project from 1649, the