Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio

Abraham Ortelius

Publication Date: 1570
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Title: Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio

Publication Date: 1570

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Book Condition: Good

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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 # 000195

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