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The 1570 edition of the book widely considered the first modern atlas. The Latin title translates to "Theater of the World" - an apt description for such a beautiful and historic book. Compare the maps and information found within this first edition with the later and more elaborate 1595 edition also found in our Rare Book Library.

  Maps Blank Calibration Cover, Back inside Cover, Back outside Cover, Front inside Cover, Front outside OML Barcode Other Spine Text Title Page

Indicates a map that is georeferenced

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Map Group Information

Full Atlas Title:



 AlaskaBangladesh, Armenia, Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, EgyptCyprus, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, GermanyGermany, GermanySwitzerlandItalyGreece, Greece, GreeceGreeceBosnia & Herzegovina, Greenland, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, ItalyCyprus, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxemburg, LybiaIsrael, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, NetherlandsBelgium, NetherlandsDenmark, NetherlandsNetherlandsGermany, New Brunswick, Norway, Nova ScotiaBelarus, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, PolandAustriaAustria, PolandGermanyCzech RepublicCzech Republic, Quatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Saudi ArabiaAlbania, Serbia, Slovenia, SloveniaHungaryRomaniaLithuania, SpainPortugalBelgium, Sri LankaIran, Sweden, SwitzerlandFranceBelgium, Syria, Tunisia, TunisiaAlgeria, Turkey, Turkmenistan, UkraineCanada, UkraineUnited States, United Kingdom, United KingdomPortugal, Uzbekistan, Yemen



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Source Institution

Osher Map Library Smith Center For Cartographic Education

Souce Media

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