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L'Amrique / Americae Descriptio

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L'Amrique / Americae Descriptio : G. Mercator / J. Hondius

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This attractive and detailed map of America appeared in the reissue of "Atlas Minor" in 1630. This was one of the most successful atlas productions of the 1600s. The "Atlas Minor" offered by Amsterdam publisher Cornelis Claesz first appeared in 1607 in Latin text and subsequently in some six further editions before 1620, in French and German translations. Finely engraved by Abraham Goos, this is an interesting depiction of the New World with New America separated from the mainland at 'Quivira'.
mapmakers: G. Mercator   J. Hondius  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1630 -
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 160 by 210mm (6.25 by 8.25 inches).
ref: 40964

Price: £ 420

 
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