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Theatrum Orbis Terrarium
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Theatrum Orbis Terrarium


Description Conservation Exhibitions
Description Called the first modern atlas, adapted from Mercator's world map; large colored atlas with Ptolemy's Geographia, 1592; world map with America, separate maps of continents, including America (Novis Orbis), Arctic, Antarctic and Asia, among others.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
9/17/2012Treatmentexamined for exhibition; re-housed; repaired; splits mended
Exhibitions
  • A World of Foreign Lands. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992.
  • Masters of Light: Dutch Painters in Utrecht During the Golden Age. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore; The National Gallery, London. 1997-1998.
  • Expanding World Views: A Millennium of Maps. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2001-2002.
  • Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton. 2012-2013.

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Period
1592
Medium
printed book
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
92.104
Measurements
Closed H: 16 7/8 x W: 12 3/16 x D: 3 1/16 in. (42.8 x 31 x 7.8 cm); Page 4v H: 16 1/4 x W: 10 3/4 in. (41.3 x 27.3 cm); Page 5r H: 16 W: 1/4 x 10 13/16 in. (41.3 x 27.4 cm); Page 107v H: 16 1/8 x W: 10 1/2 in. (41 x 26.7 cm); Page 108r H: 16 1/8 x W: 10 9/16 in. (40.9 x 26.8 cm); Open, Pages 4v-5r H: 16 3/4 x W: 19 1/2 x D: 10 in. (42.55 x 49.53 x 25.4 cm); Open, Pages 107v-108r H: 16 3/4 x W: 21 x D: 9 1/4 in. (42.55 x 53.34 x 23.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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