Asiae Nova Descriptio

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This is the oldest original map in the Map Library collection and was donated through the Ames Library of South Asia collection.

It was produced in the 1570s by Abraham Ortelius for his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (literally "Theater of the World"), which is considered to be the first modern atlas.

To download a large version of this map, click here!

To view other maps donated through the Ames Library of South Asia collection, click here.

For more information on the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, click here.

If you are interested in viewing the entire atlas, just stop by the Map Library -- we have a reproduction of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum available for viewing in the library.

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This page contains a single entry by Ryan Mattke published on May 8, 2012 3:33 PM.

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