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Lorraine. : Lotharingiae Nova Descriptio.

  • ARTIST: Abraham Ortelius

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: c.1592.

  • EDITION SIZE: 13 5/16 x 19 5/8" (338 x 498 mm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION:

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Ortelius is the best known for producing the atlas from which this map comes from, "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, or ÔÇťAtlas of the Whole World". The atlas was immensely popular and was produced for over forty years. This particular impression is from a 1592 Latin text edition. This map of Lorraine is based on maps found in Mercator's "Galliae tabulae Geographicae." On the back of the map is a description in Latin of the region.

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black & white.

  • REFERENCE: Van den Broecke #50.

  • CATEGORIES: Maps