Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598.
Title: Abrahami Ortelii Antverpiani Thesaurus geographicus, recognitus et actus ... obiter multi in hoc opere auctorum veterum loci corrupti, falsi, dubij, & discrepantes, emendantur, arguuntur, enodantur & conciliantur.
Other title: Synonymia geographica
Antverpiae : Ex Officina Plantiniana, 1596.
 leaves : ill. ; 36 cm.
This work is a revised and enlarged edition of Ortelius' Synonymia geographica, published in Antwerp, 1578.
Acquired through the Antoinette and Warren R. Howell Fund.
The revised and definitive edition of this valuable text which first appeared in 1578 with the title “Synonymia Geographica.” The work is an alphabetical dictionary of ancient place-names, taken from literary and historical sources as well as contemporary authorities. Included are numerous references to America under the entries for “Atlantis insula,” “India,” “Oceanus Atlanticus,” “Ophir,” and “Pila Terrae.”