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POLONIAE ¦ finitimarumque ¦ locorum descrip:¦tio. Auctore ¦ WENCESLAO GRODECCIO. ¦ Polono.

Grodecki (Grodeccius, Grodeccio) Wacław (Wenceslaus) (+1591), Ortelius (Ortel, Ortell, Oertel, Wortels) Abraham (1527-1598) and Plantin (Plantijn, Platevoet) Christopher (Christoffel) (1514-1589)1584

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil

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Theatrum Orbisterrarum. Opus nunc dtetrio ab ipso Auctore recognitum... Antverpiæ... apud Christophorum Plantinum 1584

An edition of the Ortelius’ atlas of 1584 (French edition) On the back side: "86", "POLOIGNE.". A watermark, crossed spearheads. Names of parts of the world: Septentrio, Meridies, Oriens, Occidens. Above the title cartouche, the privilege: "Cum privilegio...". The eastern half of the map is richly decorated with pictures of vegetation.

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  • Title: POLONIAE ¦ finitimarumque ¦ locorum descrip:¦tio. Auctore ¦ WENCESLAO GRODECCIO. ¦ Polono.
  • Creator: Grodecki (Grodeccius, Grodeccio) Wacław (Wenceslaus) (+1591), Ortelius (Ortel, Ortell, Oertel, Wortels) Abraham (1527-1598), Plantin (Plantijn, Platevoet) Christopher (Christoffel) (1514-1589)
  • Date created: 1584
  • Location created: Antwerp
  • Physical Dimensions: 440 x 560 cm
  • Provenance: A gift of Tadeusz Szmitkowski
  • Type: Map
  • External Link: More -
  • Medium: Colored copperplate

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