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1579 – A. Ortelius – America

Title:                      “Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio”


Rare miniature map of North and South America based on Ortelius larger map, ornamented with two sailing ships and a delicate floral framing.

This is second edition of pocket atlas in French “Le Miroir du Monde“, designed  and engraved by Philip Galle, text edited by Peeter Heyns, published in Antwerp, 1579.


Cartographer:     Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598)​
Sheet size:           18.3 x 13.5 cm
Year:                     1579
Technique:           copper engraving

Very good condition! Strong press on watermarked paper.

This is an original antique map published in 1579 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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