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ORTELIUS,A. - Typus Orbis Terrarum.

ORTELIUS,A. - Typus Orbis Terrarum.
Typus Orbis Terrarum. - ORTELIUS,A.
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Title : Typus Orbis Terrarum..
Map maker : ORTELIUS,A..
Date : Antwerp 1589.
Size : 13.0 x 19.0 inches. / 33.0 x 48.3 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Fine example of the extremely rare second state world map, issued in the first regularly produced world atlas. The map is a careful reduction of Mercator's landmark wall-map of the world.
A massive Terra Australis Nondum Cognita is shown.
There is also a prudent comment adjacent to New Guinea querying whether this large island is part of the southern continent or not.
South America retains the unusual bulged Southwest coast drawn by Mercator.
Includes several sea monsters, a sailing ship and other decorative embellishments. This rare second state of the map appeared in only 3 editions of Ortelius' Theatrum between 1587 and 1589 and is by far the rarest of the 3 states of the map. Van Den Broecke refers to this state of the map as being very rare, having only been issued in 2 years, especially with the German text on the verso.
Condition : Printed on heavy paper. Repair of split lower part center fold, 4cm. into engraved area, hardly notable.

ID: 23414

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