Abraham Ortellius

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     The design for the sheet below was selected from the 1584 edition of Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, in which the map of Cyprus was based on the new map in the 1573 edition, without much of the minor physical and cultural detail. This map is more accurate than either those of Mercator, 1590, or Bleau, 1635. The Aegean islands in the panels bordering the map of Cyprus show various degrees of knowledge and accuracy.

SCN 422

    The map on the souvenir sheet below is a portion of the map Polonić Lithućnićq Descriptio from the 1595 edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

SCN 3140

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