This city map oriented to the southwest is an update of the view of Amsterdam dating from the first edition, which was first printed in 1572. The updated map It became necessary because of the drastic changes that had taken place since then. In the course of the city's rapid increase in prosperity, resulting not least from the East Indian trade, it was also considerably extended in size. - Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc.
Theatrum Orbis Terrarum - In 1570 created by Abraham Ortelius under the title Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, considered the "first modern atlas". Three Latin editions of this (besides a Dutch, a French and a German edition) appeared before the end of 1572; twenty-five editions came out before Ortelius' death in 1598; and several others were published subsequently, for the atlas continued to be in demand till about 1612. This is the world map from this atlas