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ORTELIUS, A. - Hispaniae Novae sivae magnae,

ORTELIUS, A. - Hispaniae Novae sivae magnae,
Hispaniae Novae sivae magnae, - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Hispaniae Novae sivae magnae, .
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1579.
Size : 13.7 x 19.8 inches. / 34.9 x 50.2 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :This was the standard map of the area for a generation, copied by Quad, Hondius and De Bry. Even though Herrera (Spain's Royal Cosmographer) and Wytfliet worked 20 years after Ortelius, they produced inferior maps of the area. Both cartouches in the map are copies of designs by Hans Vredeman de Vries. These were published for use by engravers, who would trace the patterns onto the copper plates, creating a mirror image of the original design when printed. The map shows an area corresponding roughly to the modern Mexican states of Michoacan, Jalisco, Mayarit, and Guerrero, plus the Valley of Mexico.
Broecke, Ortelius 13.
Condition : A small hole along the centerfold 2cm from the top of the engraving. Otherwise in very good condition.

ID: 199803

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