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Corfu/Kerkyra, Ionian Islands.

Ortelius, Abraham. Phillip Galle. "Corcyra vel Corfu. " Antwerp Joannem Bapt. Vrientium/ Vrients. 1601
Copper engraved minature map by Phillip Galle of Corfu with galleon & sea monster, from" Epitome theatri Orteliani praecipuarum orbis regionum delinaetiones. . Editio ultima" Latin text to verso, describing the succeeding map. . Dark impression; printed alightly crooked on the page; upper margin with heading/ title and page number short [ 8mm-5mm]. This edition does not have a title cartouche.

The first edition of the"Epitome" in 1577, a reduced format atlas, with minature maps of Abraham Ortelius's "Theatrum" is believed to have been the initiative of the engraver Phillip Galle who asked Peter Heyns to write the text. Ortelius had fled to England in 1576 having taken refuge there from Spanish oppression, and may have been unaware of the plan of his two friends. The pocket atlas was a a commmercial success
and was reprinted several times with Galle adding many new maps, and replacing some.
Jan. Baptist, Vrients bought the rights and plates of the Epitome from Phillip Galle in 1601; he published 4 editions using the Galle plates of which this is the first, with Latin text.
Zacharakis 2516/1627; Koeman Ort58; Phillips 413; 78 by 110mm (3 by 4ΒΌ inches).   ref: 1306  €150

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