Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio

Abraham Ortelius

Publication Date: 1570
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From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The first state of one of the most beautiful and important of all sixteenth-century maps of America. This celebrated map was included in the first edition of the Theatrum, and all subsequent editions to 1587. The Theatrum is one of the true landmarks in the history of cartography. It was the first true atlas in the modern sense of the word (i. e. the first bound volume of maps which attempted to give comprehensive coverage to the entire world, and on a uniform format.) The map's geography was adapted from the corresponding portion of Mercator's wall map of the world (1569), and is distinguished by a large bulge on the west coast of South America, which was removed from the map's second state (1587 and later.) It is beautifully embellished with a large strapwork title cartouche and lovely surrounding floral motifs. Copper-engraving with full original color. Some staining and a couple of repairs, overall a good example. Sheet size: 16 1/4 x 21 1/4". Inventory#: p195pmat. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio
Publication Date: 1570
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Abraham Ortelius & Peeter Heyns
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Book Description Anversa, 1583. Mappa tratta dalla seconda edizione in lingua francese de Le Miroir du Monde Le Miroir du Monde è l edizione in lingua francese in prosa dello Spieghel der Werelt, il primo atlante tascabile pubblicato nel 1577, in lingua olandese, da Philip Galle, con testo in rima curato da Peeter Heyns, e stampato dalla tipografia Plantin. Lo Spieghel der Werelt era una versione ridotta del Theatrum Orbis Terrarum di Ortelius. Le lastre, quasi tutte derivate dal Theatrum, furono disegnate e incise da Philip Galle. Due anni dopo, nel 1579, fu data alle stampe l edizione in lingua francese in prosa, perché Heyns non aveva avuto il tempo necessario per la resa in versi, col titolo Le Miroir du Monde. Il successo di questa edizione francese, è provato proprio dalla seconda edizione pubblicata a soli 4 anni di distanza, nel 1583. Complessivamente Galle pubblicò 5 edizioni in lingua francese, di cui solo le prime due con il titolo Le Miroir du Monde; a partire dal 1588, e così per le edizioni del 1590 e del 1598, il titolo dell opera fu modificato in Epitome du thétre du Monde d Abraham Ortelius, e il nome di Peeter Heyns non figurò più sul frontespizio. Rispetto alla prima edizione del 1579, che conteneva 72 mappe, la seconda edizione fu aumentata di 11 nuove mappe, per un totale di 83 tavole. Dal 1577 al 1598, Galle & Heyns pubblicarono ben 11 edizione, di cui l ultima edita nell anno della morte di Ortelius conteneva ben 123 mappe. Map published taken from the second French edition of Le Miroir du Monde , published by Galle & Heyns in 1583, printed by Plantin. Le Miror du Monde is the French transaltion of the Duch poems Spieghel der Werelt, the first modern pocket-atlas, published by Philip Galle with text by Peeter Heyns in 1577, based on Abraham Ortelius Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The maps were drawn and engraved by Galle. Two years later, in 1579, Galle & Heyns published the first French edition: Heyns translated the Dutch poems into French prose because he did not find time to put them into rhyme. This French edition became very popular and in 1583 an amplified reprint appeared. Galle & Heyns published 5 French edition, two with the title Miroir, and three (1588, 1590, 1598) with the title Epitome du thétre du Monde d Abraham Ortelius, that appeared from 1588 onwards (Peeter Heyns name no longer figures on the title pages of the Antwerp editions). Second French edition of this rare miniature atlas, "enlarged with eleven maps. six are double sized" (Koeman p. 275). Compared to the first edition of 1579, which contained 72 maps, the second edition was increased by 11 new maps, for a total of 83 plates. Between 1577 & 1598 Galle issued 11 editions, all printed by Christopher Plantin. Koeman 331:12; Phillips 387 110 80mm. Seller Inventory # S33909

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Ortelius, Abraham
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Book Description Abraham Ortelius (Original 1587 But This A Reprint), (, 1587. No Binding. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 5th or later Edition. Image Size: 18 7/8" X 13 3/4". Text "Cum Privilegio Decennali Ab. Ortelius Delineab. Et Excudeb. 1587" At Lower Right. However, This Must Be A Late Eighteenth Century To Twentieth Century Reprint, Printed On Wove Paper, Sheet Never Placed In An Atlas. Strong Impression And Color, Minor Loss Of A Millimeter Depth In A Tiny Area Of Lower Left Margin, Otherwise Undamaged. Margins Irregular, Up To 1" Deep. Professionally Cleaned And De-Acidified With Archival Materials By A Museum-Experienced Conservator. Seller Inventory # 016842

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Abraham ORTELIUS
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Book Description Amsterdam, 1570. Carta geografica del nuovo mondo tratta dalla grande mappa del mondo del Mercator, 1569. Prima delle tre versioni usate da Ortelius nelle varie edizioni del suo atlante, quelle edite tra il 1570 ed il 1575. Esemplare nel secondo stato di due con le isole Azorre giustamente denominate "Las Acores" invece di "Canariae insule". Coloritura coeva, leggere abrasioni, per il resto in ottime condizioni. The second state of one of the most beautiful and important of all sixteenth century maps of America. This celebrated map was included in the first edition of the Theatrum, and all subsequent editions to 1587. The Theatrum is one of the true landmarks in the history of cartography. The map s geography was adapted from the corresponding portion of Mercator s wall map of the world (1569), and is distinguished by a large bulge on the west coast of South America, which was removed from the map s second state. It is beautifully embellished with a large strapwork title cartouche and lovely surrounding floral motifs. Copperplate, fine original colouring, generally good conditions. P. D. Burden "The mapping of North America", 39; Van den Broecke 9. 510 370mm. Seller Inventory # ms5315

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Ortelius Abraham (1527 - 1598) Antwerp
Published by Artist: Ortelius Abraham ( - 1598) Antwerp; issued in: Antwerp; date: ca 1570 (1527)
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Book Description Artist: Ortelius Abraham ( - 1598) Antwerp; issued in: Antwerp; date: ca 1570, 1527. - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; - condition: Missing parts at lower outer margin perfectly restored; - size (in cm): 37 x 50,5; - description: Map of America with decorative offshore ships. First edition, showing Southamerica in a wide shape. The map first appeared in the 1570 edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, issued in three major revisions, as noted in the reference book of Van Den Broecke. (Only 225 copies printed). - vita of the artist: Abraham Ortelius(1527 ?1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer, generally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas, and the first to imagine that the continents were joint together before drifting to their present position.He began as a map-engraver, in 1547 and entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten. His early career is that of a businessman and most of his journeys before 1560 are for commercial purposes. In 1564 he completed a "mappemonde", eight-leaved map of the world, which afterwards appeared in reduced form in the Theatrum. The only extant copy of this great map is in the library of the University of Basle (cf. Bernoulli, Ein Karteninkunabelnband, Basle, 1905, p. 5). He also published a two-sheet map of Egypt in 1565, a plan of the Brittenburg castle on the coast of the Netherlands in 1568, an eight-sheet map of Asia in 1567, and a six-sheet map of Spain before the appearance of his atlas. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. In 1573 Ortelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum. Four more Additamenta were to follow, the last one appearing in 1597. He also had a keen interest and formed a fine collection of coins, medals and antiques, and this resulted in the book.In 1573 Ortelius published seventeen supplementary maps under the title Additamentum Theatri Orbis Terrarum. Four more Additamenta were to follow, the last one appearing in 1597. He also had a keen interest and formed a fine collection of coins, medals and antiques, and this resulted in the book originals of his maps in these days are popular collector's items. Seller Inventory # AMX1065_500

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Ortelius Abraham (1528-1598)
Published by Jean Baptiste Vrients, Anversa (1603)
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Book Description Jean Baptiste Vrients, Anversa, 1603. Splendida coloritura antica all acquarello. Abili restauri lungo la piegatura centrale e piccole mancanze ai margini bianchi laterali ma ottimo esemplare. Provenienza: Biblioteca del Castello di Cirey. Van den Broecke, 11. Incisione originale su rame (cm. 48,5x35,5 più ampi margini bianchi) tratta dal Theatrum Orbis Terrarum . Seller Inventory # 4981

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ORTELIUS, Abraham
Published by Abraham Ortelius (1612)
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Book Description Abraham Ortelius, 1612. unbound. Condition: very good(+). Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14" x 19.25". This stunning 1612 map by Abraham Ortelius depicts the Western Hemisphere. At the time it was issued, the coastal areas of the New World had been fairly well explored, and Europeans were just beginning settlement and colonization. It is notable for depicting Spanish and Portuguese colonies in high detail, for these powers were notoriously protective of their geographical surveys. This is the first state of the third plate engraved for Ortelius's landmark map of the New World. It is distinguished from the first two plates by the lack of the bulge to the southwest coast of South America. Several other cartographic enhancements are apparent on closer inspections. The Solomon Islands are depicted here for the first time since their discovery in 1568 by Alvaro de Mendana. The map identifies several places previously unpublished due to political reasons. These were provided to Ortelius by Haklyut on the basis of recent explorations. The nomenclature in California is also included. Perhaps the most notable enhancements on the east coast is the Indian name Wingandkoa and an inlet just above, possibly the first depiction of the Chesapeake Bay on a printed map, reflecting early English efforts at Colonization in the Outer Banks of the Carolinas. Based on Gerard Mercators 1569 World Map, this map includes an abundance of cartographic speculation, representing the knowledge of the region during the time. The kingdom of Quivira, the supposed ancient city of gold in North America. Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado searched for Quivira for several years to finally find it was no more than American Indian settlement of farming people. Terro del Fueggo, first reached by Magellan is here shown to be part of the large speculated continent of Terra Australis that extends westward with the annotation "The southern of Magellanican land, as yet unknown". Other interesting annotations throughout include "Somewhere here there are islands which according to some have gold", and Patagonia shows a notation that suggests its inhabitants were giants. The waters are ornamented with illustrations of ships and a sea monster. In earlier plates, the ships are different. A large title cartouche is included in the bottom left. Another scale cartouche appears in the top left. Published in the 1612 or 1608 edition (the map is identical in both editions) of Ortelius' famous "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which is historically considered the first modern atlas. Based on the text on verso, only 300 copies of this particular edition were ever printed (van der Broecke 11). Italian text on verso. Minor chipping to edges. Full original margins. Minor wear along original centerfold. Abraham Ortelius (1527--1598), a Flemish cartographer and geographer, is widely regarded as one of the important and influential cartographers in history. He is known for his "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which was the first modern atlas. Seller Inventory # 219257

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ORTELIUS, Abraham
Published by Abraham Ortelius (1575)
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Book Description Abraham Ortelius, 1575. unbound. Condition: very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14 3/8" x 20". This outstanding 1575 map by Abraham Ortelius depicts the Western Hemisphere. As the first map of the Americas to appear in a modern atlas, this map is of fundamental importance. Considering that the map was issued just 78 years after Columbus discovered America, both North America and South America are well mapped, especially along the coasts. Based on Gerard Mercators 1569 World Map, this map includes an abundance of cartographic speculation, representing the knowledge of the region during the time. The kingdom of Quivira, the supposed ancient city of gold in North America. Conquistador Francisco Vázquez de Coronado searched for Quivira for several years to finally find it was no more than American Indian settlement of farming people. Terro del Fueggo, first reached by Magellan is here shown to be part of the large speculated continent of Terra Australis that extends westward. Interesting annotations throughout the map include "These two islands are called the unfortunate ones by Magellan because they have neither inhabitants nor food", near the islands in the center, "Somewhere here there are islands which according to some have gold", and Patagonia shows a notation that suggests its inhabitants were giants. It is notable for depicting Spanish and Portuguese colonies in high detail, for these powers were notoriously protective of their geographical surveys. This is the third state of the first plate engraved for Ortelius's landmark map of the New World. It is distinguished from the later plates by the unusual bulge in the western coast of South America and the positions of the ships in the Pacific. The third state is identified by the erased 230 value along the longitude grade scale at the top of the map. The waters are ornamented with illustrations of ships and a sea monster, most notable of which is the ship in the Pacific with its sails bulging out. In later plates, the ships are different. A large title cartouche is included in the bottom left. Published in the 1575 edition of Ortelius' famous "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which is historically considered the first modern atlas. Based on the text on verso, only 100 copies of this particular edition were ever printed (van der Broecke 9). Latin text on verso. Repairs to several tears lower left, abrasions, repaired hole 45 degrees S in the Atlantic Ocean, early repairs to upper left margin, but an overall pleasing copy of an important map. Abraham Ortelius (1527--1598), a Flemish cartographer and geographer, is widely regarded as one of the important and influential cartographers in history. He is known for his "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which was the first modern atlas. Seller Inventory # 219201

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Abraham Ortelius
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Book Description Antwerp, 1573. N/A. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: N/A. From the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The first state of one of the most beautiful and important of all sixteenth-century maps of America. This celebrated map was included in the first edition of the Theatrum, and all subsequent editions to 1587. The Theatrum is one of the true landmarks in the history of cartography. It was the first true atlas in the modern sense of the word (i. e. the first bound volume of maps which attempted to give comprehensive coverage to the entire world, and on a uniform format.) The map's geography was adapted from the corresponding portion of Mercator's wall map of the world (1569), and is distinguished by a large bulge on the west coast of South America, which was removed from the map's second state (1587 and later.) It is beautifully embellished with a large strapwork title cartouche and lovely surrounding floral motifs. Copper-engraving with full original color. Some staining and a couple of repairs, overall a good example. Sheet size: 15 1/2 x 20 1/4¿. Inventory#: p195pmat. Seller Inventory # 175

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Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598)
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Book Description Antwerp, 1588. No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio Typus Orbis Terrarum, Spanish edition Antwerp: 1588 Hand-colored copperplate engraving 27 x 32 framed Abraham Ortel, or Ortelius (1527-1598), was born in Antwerp in 1527 and was educated in Greek, Latin and mathematics. Ortelius began his career in cartography as a map colorist, and worked as a map and book dealer. Ortelius evolved into a keen and discerning expert on contemporary geographical knowledge and its expression in cartography, even traveling through Italy and France with Gerard Mercator (1512-1594), his friend and rival. In the 1560 s Ortelius conceived of the project that would win him international acclaim, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, widely considered the first modern atlas. Ortelius collected the best contemporary maps available, and had each re-engraved by the talented Flemish artist Frans Hogenberg (1535-90) into a standard format and graphic style, appended scholarly text to their versos, and published them as a uniform edition. He maintained the highest quality of paper, engraving and coloring, resulting in some of the most beautiful maps ever produced. The Theatrum proved to be a landmark advancement over previous collections of maps. Suddenly, curious Europeans truly seemed to have the world at their fingertips. From the time of its first printing until well after Ortelius death, international demand for the Theatrum continued unabated. Between the first appearance of the Theatrum in 1570 and its final edition in 1612, it was printed in 31 editions and seven languages, a remarkable figure for the time. This map of the Americas by Ortelius, in excellent condition, is from the rare Spanish edition of Theatrum published in 1588. Seller Inventory # sf002767432fra

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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598).
Published by [Amsterdam]: Abraham Ortelius, 1587. (1587)
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Book Description [Amsterdam]: Abraham Ortelius, 1587., 1587. Original copperplate (12 4/8 x 19 inches). UNIQUE AND EXCEPTIONALLY FINE ENGRAVED COPPERPLATE of America on an oval projection, with the title in an elaborate cartouche lower left, and the ocean decorated with many ships and a sea-monster, surrounded by a decorative border (Some scratches and scuff marks, old repair to top left of the cartouche). EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL COPPERPLATE FOR ORTELIUS'S IMPORTANT MAP OF THE AMERICAS. First issued in 1570, Ortelius's America 'was widely sold throughout Europe and had a great influence on the future cartography of the New World'. In the present copperplate, the outlines of South America are considerably improved and, without the bulge in Chili, are much closer to those recognised today. It almost but not entirely corresponds to the third issue of the map [Burden 64], which was the first to carry the cartographer's name. The small differences lie in an error to '270' degrees longitude here engraved '70', and in the historiated ornament at the corners. No antiquarian map issued from this plate is known. However the map published in the 1579 edition of Theatrum orbis terrarum contains the same error in numbering, and this error was presumably copied. The use of two different plates in the printing of maps is not unusual, but the differences are generally more important. We are grateful to Marcel van den Broecke for his help with this catalogue description (see also his article on this copperplate, published in Map Forum, 2005, VII, pp. 28-32). Catalogued by Kate Hunter. Seller Inventory # 72copperplate1

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