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Introducing the World. Abraham Ortelius and his ‘Theatrum orbis terrarum'
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Introducing the World. Abraham Ortelius and his ‘Theatrum orbis terrarum'

(Filip Matthijs) The Low Countries - 2004, № 12, pp. 290-292

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For writer Paul Binding Abraham Ortelius is first and foremost an artist, with his atlas (the Theatrum, first published in 1570) as a very special work of art and an enduring benchmark. It remains imperishable as an introduction to ‘the bigger picture' of our variegated world. (Paul Binding, Imagined Corners. Exploring the World's First Atlas. London: Review, 2003)

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