1595 – A. Ortelius – Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio
Title: “Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio”
Beautiful coloured map of America continent witch comes from the Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius. This is the third plate that Ortelius used of the Americas. It is the most geographically advanced one, with the bulge in Chile removed, the Salomon Islands inserted and additional names, including C.Mendocino, added to the north west coast. Furthermore, this is the only one of the three plates which is signed by Ortelius as responsible for the preparation of the map. Latin text on verso, published in 1595.
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598)
Sheet size: 54,5 x 44,1 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Very strong print and paper. Original contemporary colouring. Paper with original watermark!
This is a genuine antique map published in 1595 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!