Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.

ORTELIUS, Abraham

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Publisher: Abraham Ortelius
Date Published: 1612

Description: Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14" x 19.25".

Comments: Stunning early map of the Western Hemisphere dotted with ships and sea monsters. This was first map of the Americas to appear in a modern atlas. It went through three major revisions, as noted by Van Den Broecke. This third state of the map is most notable in that it is the first appearance of Chesapeake Bay on a map, appearing as an inlet just above an Indian name Wingandkoa, which reflects early English efforts at Colonization in the Outer Banks of the Carolinas. The nomenclature in California is also updated and improved from the two earlier states. 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 third state of this famous map, with the revised shape of South America. Italian text on verso. Minor chipping to edges. Full original margins.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 219257


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The book has arrived and I am absolutely delighted with it - the condition is superb. Will you let me know if you get any other beautiful bindings like this one in this condition. Best wishes, - Nali
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