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Google honors Antwerp cartographer Abraham Ortelius

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Google put Sunday on his search page, the Antwerp cartographer Abraham Ortelius in the viewer. On may 20, 1570 was published, after all, the ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ (Theatre of the World) by Abraham Ortelius, that is considered the first modern atlas.

Ortelius belongs together with Mercator to the greatest cartographers of the 16th century. The logo on the homepage of the search engine is a Sunday in 26 countries, adjusted and replaced by an animation in the form of the first modern atlas.

The atlas contained nearly no own cards, but collected 53 cards of others, the source is acknowledged and the names of the designers of the original maps. The pages also give the first bewijsaanzetten for the floating continents.

‘Ortelius was the first to a large audience useful knowledge on geographical maps in the decision, long before there was the internet, ” says Michiel Sallaets, communications director at Google Belgium.

In October 2017, was an atlas from 1603 in the Latin of the cartographer in Bruges sold for 106.000 euro.

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