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Aprutii Ulterioris descriptio

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Aprutii Ulterioris descriptio

Author: Ortelius

Year/Period: 1590

Size:Inches:32 x 24
CM:75 x 60

Price: $439.99


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Abruzzo Ulterioris (latin) or  Ultra with seat to Aquila was located to the north of Pescara river and the borders of "the giustizierato" embraced totally the areas of today’s provinces of Aquila, Teramo, most part within the present Provinces of Pescara and  the North East side of the province of Rieti nowadays belonging to the Latium region.

The borders of all the territory were on the north east the Tronto river, to the south the Pescara river, and to the north east the mountains chain of the Gran Sasso.

Abraham Ortelius (Antwerp 1527-1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, generally recognised as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) which was published in forty-two editions in seven languages from 1570 to 1612. He is also believed to be the first person to imagine that the continents were joined together before drifting to their present positions. He came to be recognized by his contemporaries as the "Ptolemy of the 16th century".

Engraving Information:

This artistic reproduction of a vintage map was made using modern graphic procedures, but obtaining the results found in the antique copperplate engraving technique, as one can easily find out by lightly rubbing his/her finger on the map. This map, which is an exact reproduction of the original antique, is printed on cotton paper panels which are glued and mounted on a cotton cloth background "a stacchi" (slightly separated from each other), in order to allow for folding and easier transport. Finally, map is water-colored by hand making it a truly unique piece, worthy of the original old print.