Africa Antique Map Print (1570)


Product Code: 15341

Archival print reproduction of an antique map of Africa from 1570 by Abraham Ortelius.

  • Medium: Art print
  • Paper: 100% cotton, museum-quality, heavyweight, matte finish
  • Ink: Archival pigment ink
  • Size: 12x16 or 15x20 inches (includes a 1/4 inch white border)

About This Map

Considered to be the first atlas ever printed, Abraham Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theater of the World) was first published in 1570, and ultimately went through more than 30 editions over the next 40 years as well as being published in 7 languages. This was the first time a group of maps were published together in uniform style and size. In addition, Ortelius acknowledged his contemporaries, listing the source materials and cartographers he used as the basis for the work.

This map of Africa comes from the 1570 Latin edition.

Title: Africae Tabula Nova (New Map of Africa)
Author: Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)
Year: 1570
Language: Latin

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