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[Ortelius's third plate of the Americas]

image of America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. show larger image


ORTELIUS, Abraham.
America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1595, Latin text edition. Original colour with additions. 355 x 480mm. A very fine example.
Printed from the last of three plates, all engraved by Frans Hogenberg, now with the famous extra bulge in South America removed and an extra cartouche over Anian. On the north shore of the Strait of Magellan is the fort built by Philip II of Spain to guard the strait is marked: There is an engraved date of 1587 bottom right with a note 'Ab. Ortelius delineab. et excudeb', making it one of the few maps he states that he drew. BURDEN: 39; VAN DEN BROECKE: 11.
[Ref: 9267]    £4,950.00 ($6,509 • €5,623 rates)

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