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Publisher: MERCATOR, G.
Title: Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1587 -1619
   
Size: 15.7 x 21.3 inches.
39.8 x 54.0 cm.
Colouring:

In original colours.
Condition: Professional repairs along centerfold, two expertly repaired tears (cca 5") on either side of the bottom fold, some minute verdigris cracks, else very good.
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Double-hemisphere map, surrounded by elaborate strapwork border, armillary sphere and 32-point compass . Rumold Mercator based this map on his father's great world map of 1569. The North Pole is depicted as a landmass surrounding a sea, well described Northwest Passage.
Terra Australis is shown as a part of Tierra del Fuego, and the lands of Lucach, Maletur and Beach (from the travel account of Marco Polo) are noted along the coast in the vicinity of present day Australia with a large island labeled Iava Minor located in the same region. Japan is shown with the fictitious Satyrorum insule (Satyr's Island) shown above.
South America has a bulge on its southwest coast, and New Guinea is depicted in a large, circular configuration. . Cracks in the copper plate are visible in the title, indicating a later publication circa 1619. French text on verso.
Reference:  Shirley #157



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