Saturday, 9 May 2009

World view

World map from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.

Typus Orbis Terrarum, twelve 19th century hand painted large ceramic glazed tiles after Abraham Ortelius. Each tile measures 25cm X 25cm.

Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598), the Flemish cartographer and geographer, is generally recognised as the creator of the first modern atlas.

Now playing: Jimmy Somerville - You Are My World
via FoxyTunes


Pigtown-Design said...

Nothing like a beautiful old map!

little augury said...

love old maps- have one that I bid on at an auction- and found it to be lacking- but did some creative paper, matting and framing and enjoy seeing it everyday. you may just have inspired a post! thanks.