Auction 116, Lot 77

"Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4.6 x 3.2 inches
11.7 x 8.1 cm

This uncommon miniature map is from the plagiarized Italian version of Ortelius' pocket atlas published by Pietro Marchetti.. 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. 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 on verso.

References: Burden #126; King (2 ed.) pp. 78-79.

Condition: A

Small stain in blank margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 9/20/2006