Auction 111, Lot 54

"Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1589 (published)

Publication: Epitome theatre Orteliani

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4.2 x 3 inches
10.7 x 7.6 cm

This is a reduced version of Ortelius' 1570 folio map of the Americas. It was published in Philippe Galle's popular miniature atlas, commonly known as the Epitome. The characteristic bulges in the western coastlines of both continents and the huge southern continent are instantly recognizable. Latin text on verso.

References: Burden #48; King (1st) p. 52.

Condition: A

Fine crisp impression with attractive later color. Light soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/8/2005

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