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Abraham Ortelius World Wall Map

Abraham Ortelius World Wall Map

Antique map re-print.

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The famous map, "Typus Orbis Terrarum" (1570-), was created by Abraham Ortelius and published in his first Atlas.

This map, which combined the most up-to-date knowledge available in the 16th century, had a significant cultural impact. Ortelius used a variety of sources, including Marco Polo's travel reports, Portuguese exploration knowledge, and information brought back by the Spanish, to accurately depict the world. Interestingly, Ortelius included sea monsters on his map for marketing purposes, as maps with these creatures were more popular at the time.

One notable feature of this world map is the depiction of the North Pole as four islands separated by rivers. During Ortelius' time, there was a belief that there was a navigable passage to the Far East through the North Pole, leading to many failed attempts and loss of life.

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  • Box Framed Canvas:

    • Framed size add 2" to the overall size of the print.
    • Framed with a 2.4" thick FSC wood frame and giclée printed on extra fine canvas for impeccable detail.
    • Carefully protected and shipped in a secure box.
    • Back string and hardware not included.
  • "Print Alone" Option:

    • Printed on 200 gsm heavyweight archival museum etching paper.
    • Giclée printed with natural pigments for vibrancy.
    • Shipped rolled in a tube.
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    • High quality resolution for the best legibility.
    • True reproduction that is high resolution and true to the original map's colors.
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