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1587 Typus Orbis Terrarum

1587 Typus Orbis Terrarum

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By: Abraham Ortelius

Date: 1587 (Published) Amsterdam

Dimensions: 14.5 x 18.5 inches (36.8 cm x 47 cm)

This is an authentic, antique map of the world by Abraham Ortelius. The map was published out of Amsterdam circa 1587.

The terrestrial world is sandwiched between two large polar land masses, "Terra Septentrionalis Incognita," and "Terra Australis Nondum Cognita." In North America, two rivers reaching the Pacific and Atlantic nearly bisect the continent as they both stretch to its deepest interiors. A northwest passage is clearly presented above and Florida and Hispania Nova are clearly labeled in the south. South America stretches to the Strait of Magellan and Terra del Fuego is included within the large Antarctic land mass, Terra Australia Nondum Cognita.

The Eastern Hemisphere features a northern passage to the Pacific along with a crudely projected island of Japan. The Pacific features an incredibly oversized and misplaced Solomon Islands (first map to include them) and New Guinea. The map is decorated throughout with a sailing ship and sea monsters and cornered by quotes from Cicero and Seneca. This is paramount map for any world collector from one of the most prominent map makers in cartographic history.

Ref: Shirley 122

Condition: This map is in B condition displaying a fine impression with attractive color and light soiling. The map has been backed in Japanese tissue with professional repairs two diagonal tears that extend 4" through title cartouche and 5" through quote at bottom, as well as several other shorter tears. Some small chips and tears in blank margins have also been professionally restored.

Inventory # 19035

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