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Subject: Western Hemisphere - America
Date: 1601 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Condition Code: A
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Color: hand color
Size: 4.8 x 3.4 inches
12.2 x 8.7 cm
In 1601 Johannes Keerhergen produced a competitive version of Ortelius' miniature atlas. The maps were engraved by the brothers Ambrosius and Ferdinand Arsenius and Michel Coignet supplied the text. The map is lacking a great deal of detail but is interesting for a number of spurious rivers in North America, most notably two in Virginia, several feeding into the Gulf of California and the R. Grande on the west coast near Quivera. The map is decorated with a large ship and several sea monsters and is surrounded in a strapwork border. Latin text on verso.
See also lot 794 for Burden's reference book that discusses this map.
Condition Description: A clean and bright example with a nice impression. A chip at top right has been professionally repaired, not impacting image.
Ref: Burden #143; King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9000:333.