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Ancient World Maps: 16th century

World Map Century Description: "Orbis Terrarum" from the Dutch astronomer, cartographer and clergyman Petrus Plancius, published in

18th century World map from the French cartographer Nicolas de Fer, published in 1722.

World map from the French cartographer Nicolas de Fer, published in

Abraham_Ortelius_-_Theatrum_orbis_terrarum.jpg (JPEG Image, 1002 × 797 pixels)

Abraham_Ortelius_-_Theatrum_orbis_terrarum.jpg (JPEG Image, 1002 × 797 pixels)

Nicholas Van Geelkercken:  Orbis Terrarum Descriptio Duobis Planis Hemisphaeriis Comprehesa

Orbis Terrarum Descriptio Duobis Planis Hemisphaeriis Comprehesa - Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.

Old map by Photoshop Roadmap, via Flickr

1595 map of the world by Flemish artist, engraver and cartographer Jodocus Hondius, depicting the first English circumvention of the globe by Sir Francis Drake and a subsequent one by his countryman Thomas Cavendish.

Exceptional map of the world made by the Dutch publisher Jan Jansson (Johannes Janssonius) in Such maps, showing comtemporary geopraphy with ancient place names, were popular in the post-renaissance period.

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