America map - Ortelius
Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio
According to Burden: "One of the most famous and esily recognised maps of America, and one that is both functional as well as decorative".
An important map because of it's influence on the European perceptions of America. When the map was first published by Abraham Ortelius at Antwerp in 1570, it was the best map of the Americas available. It was in fact the first of it's kind to achieve wide circulation through an atlas. Lower California is correctly shown as a peninsula and America is separated from Asia in the northwest. A strategically placed cartouche hides the complete lack of the southern waters of the Pacific.
Second state of first plate with Latin text on verso. Coloured by a later hand. Size: 36,6 x 50,7 cm.
Lierature: Van den Broecke nr. 9; Burden nr. 39.
Price: €4.800,- (excl. VAT/BTW)