Typvs Orbis Terrarvm.
Antwerp, 1606, English text edition. 360 x 490.
Superb original colour; marginal staining and minor defects, repaired tear only visible when held up to the light. Slightly thinner paper in centre where guard have been removed, one or two old stains, otherwise good.
The classic oval shaped map of the World, with a large land-mass to the bottom of the map. This map supersedes the first two plates of the same title replacing the clouds with strap-work. 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 BROECKE: 3.1.