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MS Lat 225

Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598. Abraham Ortelius correspondence, 1563-1608: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: f
Call No.: MS Lat 225
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598.
Title: Abraham Ortelius correspondence,
Date(s): 1563-1608.
Quantity: 1 collection (.1 linear foot (1 volume)
Abstract: Correspondence of 16th-century geographer Abraham Ortelius and his contemporaries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

54M-232F-54M-236F. Purchased from Sotheby's; received: 2 June 1955.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Abraham Ortelius Correspondence, 1563-1608 (MS Lat 225). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Ortelius was a Flemish geographer, of German origin, who completed the first modern atlas of the world.


Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Scope and Contents

Autograph letters, signed, by Ortelius to Emmanuel van Meteren, and by Christophe Plantin to Ortelius, concerning their publications and financial compensation. Also includes autograph letters, signed with epigrams on Albrecht Dürer from Johannes Sambucus (János Zsámboki), as well as memorial notices after the deaths of Plantin and Ortelius by Franciscus Raphelengius.

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