Accuratissima orbis antiqui delineatio. Sive Geographia vetus, sacra & profana. Exhibens, quicquid imperiorum, regnorum, principatuum, rerumpublicarum, ab initio rerum, ad praesentem usque mundi statum fuit. Praemissa est introductio ad geographiam antiquam. Qua orbis vetus, gentium migrationes, populorum origines & quicquid historias illustrare potest, breviter refertur. Authore Georgio Hornio Historiarum in Acad. Lugduno-Batava, Professore.
George Horn (1620-1670)
521 x 337 x 45 mm
Place of origin
Blickling Hall, Norfolk (Accredited Museum)
On show at
Orientation: VerticalText Substrate: handmade laid paperInk/Pigment: red and black printing ink, black engraving inkType: BOUND BOOK Binding Type: Laced case, with boards Date of Binding: contemporary 17.3 Binder's Name: Low CountriesEnd Leaves: Sewn 3-leaf outside hook, the stubs and the outer full leaf pasted to the board. There are traces of a strip of torn paper (printed waste on the right) under the stubs which go under the turn-insStructure: EnglishEdges: plain-cut, sprinkled with red pigment? Spine Lining: moderate round, no joints, transverse plain textile spine linings End Bands: worked L-R 3x3 in green and white thread of flat parchment cores, the slips laced through the cover. Bookmark: NoneBoards: grey couched laminate millboardCovering: full calf parchment, lined with white handmade laid paperTooling Spine: NoneTooling Sides: NoneFurniture: two pairs of green silk ties on the fore-edgeEnclosure: Binding Notes:
, 30 p.,  double leaves of plates (2 folded) : chiefly ill., maps ; fol. Running number: 7883. Damp damage and mould staining on some leaves (treated in 2011). Provenance: manuscript initial on front fly-leaf: "M." [i.e. catalogue code of John Mitchell (ca. 1685-1751), librarian to Sir Richard Ellys (1682-1742)]. Binding: seventeenth-century full plain parchment over boards (scratched and discoloured); sewn onto five pairs of double sewing supports; remnants of two pairs of green linen ties on fore-edge of boards; original spine cracked and partially missing, repaired (2013) with matching parchment.
Makers and roles
George Horn (1620-1670), author Humphrey Llwyd (1527-1568), cartographer Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598), cartographer Marcus Welser (1558-1614), editor Pieter van den Keere (1571-1646), engraver Hamersveldt, Everard Symonsz van, 1591-1653, engraver Rogiers, Salomon, engraver Goos, Abraham, engraver Ende, Josua van den, engraver Ewich, Hermann, 1601-1673, map maker Saevry, S, engraver