Fool's Cap Map of the World


  • Title

    Fool's Cap Map of the World

  • Artist/maker

    after Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) (printmaker)
    Flemish ("Anonymous Flemish") (printmaker)
  • Associated place

    Antwerp (probable) (probable place of creation)
  • Date

    c. 1590
  • Material and technique

    hand-coloured engraving on off-white paper, with inscriptions in iron-gall brown ink

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    49.7 x 38.8 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Bequeathed by Francis Douce, 1834.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Western Art

  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Mochizuki, Mia M., Study in Art History. No 32 (2016). (University of Tokyo, 2016), illus. p. 107 fig.13

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