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ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Engraved architectural title, engraved portrait of Ortelius and 110 (of 112) double-page engraved maps. 3 parts in one volume including the Parergon and Nomenclator Ptolemaicus. Folio, 17x11 inches, contemporary blind paneled calf with central arabesque containing the book title, rebacked, edges and corners sympathetically renewed; 92 maps in contemporary hand-color with oxidized mineral pigments, 18 maps supplied from another copy with a different palate of hand-coloring; stamp or inscription removed from foot of architectural title, light browning throughout, the 18 supplied maps with oval ink stamps on versos and several with extensive repairs. Antwerp, 1584
Third Latin edition printed by Christopher Plantin. Lacking the world map (1) and Septentrionalium Regionum (90.) Supplied maps are: Britannia (9); Cambridge (12); Hispalensis (17); Gallia (20); Gallae Narbonensis (26); Germania (29); Leodiensis (33); Artesia (37); Zelandia (39); Wirtembergensis (60; Italia (64); Tuscia (72); Senae Urbis (74); Barbaria (89, but Koeman 100); Terra Sancta (97); Italia (104); Creta (107); Palastina (111). Koeman III, Ort 21.