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Auction 115, Lot 79

"Americae sive novi orbis nova descriptio", Ortelius/Marchetti

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.

Condition: A

Light soil in margins.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/21/2006