Speculum Orbis Terrae


Date: 1593



Speculum Orbis Terrae or the "Mirror of the World" was an atlas published by Cornelis de Jode in Antwerp in 1593. The atlas was largely a continuation of unfinished works of his father, Gerard de Jode, who died in 1591.

Contemporary scholars consider many of de Jode's maps to be superior, both in detail and style, to those of the competing atlas of the time, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, by Ortelius. However, de Jode's atlas never sold well.

After de Jode's death in 1600, the engraving plates were sold to J. B. Vrients (who also owned the Ortelius plates), and the complete work was not published again.

A new edition published by Cornelis de Jode, of his father's work, originally published in 1578. Cornelis retained 50 maps from the 1578 ed (which had 64) and added new ones (e.g. China, pts of Americas). The plates have arabic rather than latin numeration in the 2nd ed.

1 atlas (2 v. in 1) : ill., 101 maps ; 43 cm. (fol.)

Includes text in Latin, attributed to Cornelis de Jode.

Engraved title-page, and engraved title for 2nd part: Germania geographicis tabulis illustrata / per Cornelium de Iudaeis Antverpianu[m].

Handwritten index with "IHS Speculum orbis terre" at top.

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Publisher: be and Antverpiae [1593]





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Date Added: 2019-05-22

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