A historical map of the world from the 16th century created by one of the greatest names in the history of cartography - Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598). Abraham Ortelius was a Flemish-Belgian archaeologist, cartographer and geographer. He is best known for publishing what is usually referred to as the world's first map book in 1570, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, and also for being among the first to put forward the theory of continental drift.
This important world map builds on the surviving works of Mercator, Jenkinson and not least Olaus Magnus map of Scandinavia. See also the maps Evropae and Islandia in the shop, which are also found in Abraham Ortelius' old map book.