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Auction 92, Lot 16

"Orbis Terrarum Typus De Integro Multis In Locis Emendatus", Plancius, Petrus

Subject: World

Period: 1620 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 11.7 inches
50.8 x 29.7 cm
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This rare world map, first issued in 1590, was based on Rumold Mercator's world map of 1587. It incorporates the improvements made by Ortelius with a re-shaped South America and inclusion of the Solomon Islands. Plancius here introduced new information, based on Portuguese reports, on the Far-west coast of America and the western coastline of Africa. Japan is shown for the first time as one small and three larger islands. This rare example is state 3 from a Dutch Bible with the attribution D.R.M. Mathes. It is beautifully engraved in a strapwork surround with a compass rose and armillary sphere tucked between the hemispheres.

References: Shirley #177.

Condition: A

Attractive later coloring. Professionally re-enforced folds and some in-filling of paper in margins.

Estimate: $5,000 - $5,500

Sold for: $4,250

Closed on 9/13/2000