"Americae sive novi orbis nova descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Western Hemisphere
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo
Color: Black & White
4.3 x 3.3 inches
10.9 x 8.4 cm
This fine miniature map is from this plagiarized Italian version of Ortelius' pocket atlas. The map is derived directly from the American map in the 1577 miniature atlas, which is a reduced version of the folio version of 1570. Even the bulge in the southwestern coastline of South America is present - even though it had already been corrected in the folio version of this period. Italian text below and on verso. Published by Pietro Marchetti.
References: Burden #126; King (2 ed.) pp. 78-79.
Light soil in margins.