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Ortelius, Abrahamlocked

(1527–1598)
  • Joost Depuydt

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Ortelius, Abraham (1527–1598), map maker, was born at Antwerp on 4 April 1527, the eldest of the three children of Leonard Ortels (1500–1537), a merchant who probably dealt in antiques; his grandfather Wilhelm Ortels had migrated in 1460 from Augsburg to Antwerp, where he died in 1511. When ...

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