"Typus Orbis Terrarum", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1609-12 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum…
Color: Hand Color
4.7 x 3.2 inches
11.9 x 8.1 cm
This miniature map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and thus co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. The rectangular map, on Mercator's projection, depicts the large southern continent and is enclosed in a wide border marking the degrees of latitude and longitude. A notation in North America notes its discovery by Christopher Columbus in 1492. The stippled sea features two sailing ships and a sea monster. This series of map was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published by Johann Keerburgen.
References: Shirley #230.
Minor soil in margins.