"Orbis Terrarum Typus De Integro Multis In Locis Emendatus", Plancius, Petrus
Period: 1630 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20 x 11.1 inches
50.8 x 28.2 cm
This handsome world map, first issued in 1590, was based on Rumold Mercator's map of 1587. It incorporates the improvements made by Ortelius with a re-shaped South America and the inclusion of the Solomon Islands. On this map, Plancius introduced new information, based on Portuguese reports, on the far-west coast of America and the western coastline of Africa. Japan is shown for the first time as one small and three larger islands. This example is state 3 from a Dutch Bible with the attribution D.R.M. Mathes. It was beautifully engraved by Baptista Doetecum and set in a strapwork surround with a compass rose and armillary sphere tucked between the hemispheres.
References: Shirley #177 (noted as rare).
Close side margins, as is common with Bible maps. A faint damp stain at bottom centerfold barely intruding into map, else fine.