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1584 – A. Ortelius – Poloniae Finitimarumque locorum descriptio

Title:                      “Poloniae Finitimarumque locorum descriptio Auctore Wencelslao Godreccio

Very nice first map of Poland, from Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the World. This map is based upon the map of Godrecki which was first published in 1558. One of the earliest modern maps of Poland. It shows the Polish kingdom near its greatest territorial limits, south to the Black Sea into present Moldova and Ukraine. Latin text on verso.

Cartographer:             Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598)​
Sheet size:                  52,5 x 42,7 cm
Year:                            1584
Technique:                  copper engraving

Very good condition! Very strong print and paper. Original hand colouring. Three tiny worm holes in the upper blank margin near the centerfold, but well outside the printed image.

This is a genuine antique map published in 1584 and not a modern copy or reprint!

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