Ortelius’ Septentrionalium regionum descrip. (1570)

Septentrionalium regionum descrip. (Northern region described), published in 1570 as part of Abraham Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.  Click on map to expand (6044 x 4506). The 16th century Flemish cartographer Abraham Ortelius was a true pioneer of cartography and of geographic thought.  In 1596, he would be one of the first geographers to posit the…

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