World Atlas Ortelius Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
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Ortelius compiled the world's first geographic atlas, consisting of 53 large-format maps with detailed explanatory geographical texts, which was published in the city of Atveres on May 20, 1570. The Atlas was named Theatrum Orbis Terrarum and reflected the state of geographical knowledge on that time. This atlas was repeatedly supplemented and republished and was very popular among navigators of the late 16th - early 17th centuries. Along with the Mercator Atlas, he also played an important role in the development of cartography.