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ORTELIUS,A./ MORETUS,B. - Americae sive Novi Orbis, nova descriptio.

ORTELIUS,A./ MORETUS,B. -  Americae sive Novi Orbis, nova descriptio.
Americae sive Novi Orbis, nova descriptio. - ORTELIUS,A./ MORETUS,B.
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Title : Americae sive Novi Orbis, nova descriptio..
Map maker : ORTELIUS,A./ MORETUS,B..
Date : Antwerp, c.1620.
Size : 14.0 x 19.1 inches. / 35.5 x 48.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured

Description :Though it was generally believed that production of Ortelius' maps ended with the 1612 edition, records in the Plantin Museum show that in 1628 the engravers Arsenius and van Langren were paid to rework the plates. Cape Horn and the Straits of Le Maire, discovered January 1616, were added.
See MapForm, issue 7, Van der Broecke, Has the fourth Ortelius Americas plate ever been used?., page 28, 32.
Van der Broecke states that of this plate, Ort.11-2, only about ten copies are known to excist.
Apparently, the atlas' revision was interrupted, and a few instances of these later maps are known., this being one of only five recorded copies.
Reference: Denuce, Oud-Nederlandsche Kaartmakers in betrekking met Plantijn (1912-13),II,90: Keuning, The Van Langren family, Imago Mundi XIII,107; MCCS34: Notes and addenda, 20-1; Schilder, Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica,III, 256-8.

Condition : A good and dark impression. Paper slightly age browned. With printers crease near lower part centre fold. Wide margins.

ID: 01421

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