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Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio

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Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio : A. Ortelius

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Printed from the third of three copperplates used for the general map of the Americas. This version, which was edited and improved by Ortelius himself, is the only plate actually signed by this great mapmaker. Among the improvements from the earlier plates is the removal of the characteristic bulge for South America found in the earlier versions, and the first appearance on a map of the Solomon Islands. An important and classic map from the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Latin text to verso.
mapmaker: A. Ortelius  
place and date of publication: Antwerp 1587-1603
medium and colour: Copperplate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 360 by 490mm (14.25 by 19.25 inches).
ref: 37981

Price: £ 3800

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