Abraham Ortelius, Abraham Ortelius his epitome of the theatre of the worlde, 1603 - p.75, Verona, Italy

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Date:1603

Description:The Italy of Romeo and Juliet.

If Shakespeare knew the Ortelius maps he would have seen clearly the proximity of Verona, home of Juliet, to Mantua, the city to which Romeo goes after his banishment in the play of Romeo and Juliet. Verona is also home town of Petruchio who travels, in The Taming of the Shrew, to Padua to visit Hortensio and to seek a wife.

Full title: Abraham Ortelius his epitome of the theatre of the worlde. Now latlye renewed and augmented. The mappes all newe grauen by Michael Coignet. London, printed for Ieames Shawe, 1603.


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