The work of Brabantian cartographer, Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) had been one of the first modern-style world maps. A collection of common geographic and cultural-historical knowledge that accurately reflects the scientific achievements of the Age of Discovery. The 16-17th century maps accompanying the evolution of cartography all bear testimony to the success in the attempt to understand the world. With the borders of the known world augmenting, it became more and more crucial to arrange and re-arrange old and new knowledge.
A depiction of Hungary (1590)Published on - 2019-02-08 09:00:00