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ORTELIUS, A. - Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae, Recens et vera Descriptio.

ORTELIUS, A. - Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae, Recens et vera Descriptio.
Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae, Recens et vera Descriptio. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae, Recens et vera Descriptio..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp 1580.
Size : 13.6 x 19.7 inches. / 34.5 x 50.1 cm.
Colouring : Original colouring.

Description :This ornate edition is an important map of New Spain, and the forerunner for most maps of the early 17th century. It covers the Pacific coast from present-day Acapulco to about Mazatlan and inland to Mexico City, which is situated on a large lake.
Several gold and silver mines are located in the central region. The map is beautifully embellished with three fine strapwork cartouches featuring heads, a grinning devil, putti and parrots. The sea is stipple engraved and two sailing ships are shown.

Page number 6 on verso ,entire text in Gothic script.
Condition : A dark impression on a sheet with original colour. There are a few scattered stains. Slight loss to the bottom centerfold.
The verso is underlaid with museum tissue. Two tiny worm holes in top margin. A small repair top left.

ID: 93491

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