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Auction 88, Lot 39

"Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio",

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1587 (dated)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19 x 14 inches
48.3 x 35.6 cm
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Third state of this famous map with the revised shape of South America. Other revisions include the addition of the name California, and the Indian name "Wingandekoa" in the Chesapeake Bay region. The Solomon Islands are shown here for the first time since they were discovered in 1568. Latin text on verso with page number 5, most probably from the 1603 edition. Ref: Burden #64, van den Broecke #11. Superb impression with only faint toning along fold. Professional repair of fold in bottom margin. $4250 RESERVE


Condition: A

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000

Sold for: $4,250

Closed on 10/2/1999