Title: Britannicarum Insularum Typus.
Artist: Ortelius, Abraham
Published: Antwerp, Balthasar Moretus
Size: [36,7 x 51,1 cm]
Technic: Copper engraving / probably later handcolor
Description: Original copper engraving, published 1624 at B. Moretus in Ortelius' historical Atlas 'Parergon'. Finely hand-colored in wash and outline. The map is ornated with three cartouches, in the upper middle the title cartouche, in the upper right corner we find a cartouche with the 'privilegium'. On the lower right side cartouche with text. Villages and towns are shown as miniature views, moreover the map is ornated with ships. A very good example in excellent condition. A fine and decorative historical map of the British Isles. This map by Abraham Ortelius is based on the modern information of Mercator's 1564 map of the British Isles, as well improved by a new outline from Saxton's 1579 map and ancient knowledge from Diodorus Siculus, Plinius, Appianius, Tacitus, Caesar and Strabo. The map was engraved by Jan Wierix.
Reference: Koe. Ort. 46; Broe. 192; Shirley (1991) maps 186 (pl. 71), 259a, 365.