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Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Title: Maris Pacifici.
Published in: Antwerp, 1598
   
Size: 13.5 x 19.6 inches.
34.4 x 49.8 cm.
Colouring:

In original colours.
Condition: Very good impression. Some discolouration of paper. Dutch text on verso.
Paper slightly age toned and some light water staining, mainly visible on verso. A small printer's crease lower right corner.
Attractive original colours.

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From the rare Dutch text edition of the Theatrum of which according to van den Broecke only 100 copies are printed.
This was the first printed map to be devoted solely to the Pacific, and the first to name North and South America separately. It includes most of North and South America, with a vast "Terra Australia Sive Magellanica Nondum Detecta" which slopes north sharply to join with Java a myth started by Mercator, who had misunderstood Marco Polo. It was also the first map to depict the islands of New Guinea and Japan as being closer to Asia than America, although the Pacific is still many degrees too narrow, a mistake that continued partly out of the desperate desire of many sailors to sail west to the Indies. Japan in the turtle-shape and a large Isla de Plata above.
He has corrected the width of America considerably, so that it is now quite narrow on the Tropic of Capricorn and, as Wagner points out, this has the effect of moving the peninsular of California, correctly, to the east.
Ortelius used Spanish manuscripts to correct many of his misconceptions about America, but it is unclear what his sources were for some of the other corrections.

Reference: Burden, 74. First state. Van den Broecke, 12.



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