HiBCoR record: 17658

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 ORTELIUS,A. - Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.

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HiBCoR record : 17658

Publisher : ORTELIUS,A.

Title : Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.
Published in  Antwerp 1595.
Size : 13.8 x 18.9 inches. / 35.1 x 48.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description : In 1587, a new plate was engraved which appeared in editions from 1588 onwards. Of the three maps, this one is perhaps the most important. It is the most geographically advanced one, with the bulge in Chile removed, the Salomon Islands inserted and additional names, including C.Mendocino, added to the north west coast. Furthermore, this is the only one of the three plates which is signed by Ortelius as responsible for the preparation of the map.
From a Latin 1595 edition.

Condition : Small split in lower part center fold repaired. In good condition.
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Current estimated value : US$  6000

Reference : Broecke, Ortelius 11.: Burden 64


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