"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Ortelius/Galle
Period: 1588 (circa)
Publication: Epitome du Theatre du Monde...
Color: Hand Color
4.3 x 3.1 inches
10.9 x 7.9 cm
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.
See also lot 830 for Rodney Shirley's excellent reference work, The Mapping of the World, which discusses this map.
References: Shirley #161; King (2nd ed.) pp. 64-65; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #001:332A.