"Theatre of the Orb of the World" is considered to be the first true modern atlas. Written by Abraham Ortelius, strongly encouraged by Gillis Hooftman and originally printed on 20 May 1570 in Antwerp, it consisted of a collection of uniform map sheets and supporting text bound to form a book for which copper printing plates were specifically engraved. The Ortelius atlas is sometimes referred to as the summary of sixteenth-century cartography. The publication of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570) is often considered as the official beginning of the Golden Age of Netherlandish cartography (approximately 1570s–1670s).
|Type of art||Illustration|
|Work of art||Typus Orbis Terrarum|
|Technical characteristics||This tapestry comes with a certificate of authenticity.
It is fully lined at the back, and can easily be attached to the wall thanks to the suspension tunnel using a curtain rod or a blind rod.
Maintenance: vacuum-clean from time to time. Dry clean only!
|Material||53% polyester – 21% cotton – 18% viscose – 8% polypropylene|
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