Auction 117, Lot 65

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

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1589 (circa)

Publication: Epitome theatre Orteliani

Color: Black & White

4.2 x 3 inches
10.7 x 7.6 cm

This wonderful miniature map 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. Ornamented with a delicate floral surround. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

Light soil in margins. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $650 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/6/2006