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Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio

Ortelius, Abraham,
Online; Map
1 map : hand col. ; 36 x 49 cm.
Mathematical info
Scale [ca. 1:42,000,000]
[Antwerp : Christopher Plantin, 1584]
Shows North and South America
Appeared in editions of Theatrum orbis terrarum, and conforms with Burden's description of the 1579 plate, Latin issue of 1584: strapwork border 4 mm. thick; largest ship in the Pacific sailing eastward; gradations along the equatorial line; bulge in the southwestern coast of South America; Latin text on verso, with 13th line from the bottom beginning "mentaria rerum ... "
Latin text on verso is numbered "5" and has caption title "Novvs Orbis".
Relief shown pictorially.
Cited in
Burden, P.D., Mapping of North America, no. 52, p. 65-66.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Tracy W. McGregor Library, American History Collection.
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