ORTELIUS, Abraham. Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus.
Antwerp, 1606, English text edition. 310 x 440.
Fine original colour; minor paper faults confined to the margins, otherwise good to fine.
From Ortelius' 'Parergon', his atlas of the ancient worlds, showing Europe, northern Africa, Arabia & Persia, but naming only the places mentioned in the bible. On the verso: seventeen classical authors are named and their works specifically mentioned. References are made to the discoveries of Richard Hakluyt, Marco Polo and Alexander the Great. From the rare English text edition of the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum'. Marcel van den Broecke records that Skelton's estimate of a 1000 copies of this edition is probably much too high. A number of 250 seems more likely. Compare this number with up to 7000 examples of some of the other Ortelius maps produced. Unlike others editions of the atlas this one was produced by first printing the plates in Antwerp and then adding the text in London. The text was printed by John Norton and John Bill. RARE. Van den BROEKE: 186.