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Auction 154, Lot 11

"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: World

Period: 1590 (circa)

Publication: Epitome du Theatre du Monde d'Abraham Ortelius

Color: Hand Color

4.3 x 3.1 inches
10.9 x 7.9 cm
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This is the second world map to appear in the miniature Ortelius atlases. It was reduced from his folio map of 1587. While North America is still a bit too broad, South America has a more correct form. The Northwest Passage, taken from Mercator, is still prominent and there are large landmasses at both poles. French text on verso.

References: Shirley #161; King (2nd ed.) pp. 64-65; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #001:332A.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light. There is minor toning and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/16/2015