Abraham Ortelius

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Place: Antwerp

Born: 1527

Death: 1598

Nationality: Belgium

Biography:

Abraham Ortelius (Abraham Ortels) (April 14, 1527 – June 28, 1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, generally recognised as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). He is also believed to be the first person to imagine that the continents were joined together before drifting to their prese...