Imagined Corners: Exploring the World's First Atlas

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Published in Antwerp in 1570, the Theatrum orbis terrarum did something no previous book had doneit presented the world in all its component parts, offering the chance to see our planet as a place of staggering variety and ultimate unity. It was the world s first atlas. Brainchild of Abraham Ortelius, the Theatrum reflected the enormous vitality of the era, the prevailing zest for exploration and discovery, and the linked activities of international commerce and mapmaking. Paul Binding has immersed himself in the Antwerp ...

Imagined Corners: Exploring the World's First Atlas 2003, Headline Book Publishing, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780747230403

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