Anglia - Ortelius & Galle c1577
Map ANGLIA by A. Ortelius & P. Galle c1577 Dutch text / British Isles. Very Rare Antique Map - Oriented to the West - From the Collection of the late Rodney Shirley. This is the actually map from the Rodney Shirley collection reproduced in his publication "Early Printed Maps 1477-1650' as Plate 27.
Method: Copper Plate engraved
Creator: Abraham Ortelius & Philip Galle c1577-83 Dutch text
Published: Antwerp from Spieghel der Werelit. Pieter Heyns composed the rhyming text which is printed in Dutch on the reverse of the map. Printed by Christopher Plantin. The engraver is unknown
Condition: Overall good condition with old hand colour, some age tone, stain to boarder
Approx engraved area: 3.25" x 4.5 (85mm x 115mm)
Notes: Philip Galle, a publisher friend of Ortelius prepared the maps as reductions from those in Ortelius' atlas. "Galle drew on the Mercator outline of England, Wales and southern Scotland which appeared in the main Ortelius atlas...the map of England and Wales is crowned, with rivers, hills and county names indicated. West is at the top and the narrow border cuts off the tip of Cornwall and Norfolk" (Ref: R. W. Shirley Early Printed Maps of The British Isles 1477-1650 edition 1980 p51)