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1587 – A. Ortelius – Hiberniae

Title:                      “Eryn. Hiberniae, Britannicae Insulae, Nova Descriptio Irlandt.”


A very decorative map of Ireland with North oriented at 90 degrees. This map of Ireland based on Mercator’s 1564 wall map of the British Isles, presented with west oriented to the top. This is the first separate map of Ireland to include the counties and towns, rivers, lakes, forests, coastal islands and a host of other details. There are a pair of ships in the stormy sea off the northern coastline. It shows also a row of fictitious islands between Wexford and Dublin.

The map comes from French edition of Ortelius’ atlas  “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum…” published in Antwerp, 1587.

Cartographer:     Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598)​
Sheet size:            40.7 x 53.0 cm
Year:                       1587
Technique:           copper engraving

Good condition. Watermarked paper. Fer small marginal restorations present.

This is an original antique map published in 1587 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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