Atlas de Lázaro Luis

Atlas de Lázaro Luis

Portugal — 1563

One of the most artful and popular atlases of the 16th century from the pen of the Portuguese cartographer Lázaro Luis

  1. Lázaro Luis completed work on his comprehensive atlas complete with a star chart in 1563

  2. It accurately depicts Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas as they were known at the time

  3. Details include local populations in folk dress, depictions of the landscape, and more

Atlas de Lázaro Luis

MS-14-1 Academia das Ciências de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
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Atlas de Lázaro Luis

The Iberian Peninsula lead Europe in exploring the rest of the world and as such it also produced some of the finest cartography from the 15th and 16th centuries. The Atlas of Lázaro Luis is a Portuguese work from 1563 that enjoyed great popularity during the 16th century and is an accurate reflection of the world as it was then known to European cartographers. The maps are populated by depictions of the local peoples in their indigenous dress and include other details such as the local flora, the course of rivers, mountain ranges, villages, cities, and the heraldry of lands across the world. A beautiful star chart precedes the rest of the work and a full-page portrait of the Madonna and Child brings it to a close.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Atlas de Lázaro Luis
Atlas von Lázaro Luis
Origin
Portugal
Date
1563
Language
Content
Atlas of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America

Available facsimile editions:
Atlas de Lázaro Luis
Limited Edition: 999 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Atlas de Lázaro Luis

Atlas de Lázaro Luis
Atlas de Lázaro Luis Copyright Photos: Ziereis Facsimiles

Limited Edition: 999 copies
Binding: Completely handmade binding from parchment and hemp string
Commentary: 1 volume
Languages: Portuguese, Spanish
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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