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Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Title: Typus Orbis Terrarum
Published in: Antwerp, 1592
   
Size: 14.0 x 19.1 inches.
35.5 x 48.5 cm.
Colouring:

Original and recent hand coloring
Condition: Nice example with a fine dark impression! Original colour with later additions. Uneven faint staining/browning. At the bottom central fold with repaired split, but no loss or facsimile. Two tiny pinholes to bottom. Wide margins with hand writing.
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Ortelius' third world map, here an early latin edition from 1592 (1592L1 (525 copies printed) 3rd textline from the top ends: Africam; last line, in two columns: ANTONIVS VERONENSIS; FRANCISCVS BELLEFORESTIVS, Gallicè.).

Oval shaped map with medallions in the four corners citing Cicero and Seneca. Updated with the more correct shape of South America and the first depiction of the Solomon Islands off the coast of a strangely shaped New Guinea. North America with a lengthy St. Lawrence River, and the lands of Anian Regnum and Quivira noted.
The Atlantic Ocean is filled with phantom islands, including Frieslant, St. Brandain, Brasil and several others.
A huge Terra Australis Nondum Cognita incorporates Tierra del Fuego, and the mythical lands of Beach, Maletur and Lucach. Japan and South East Asia with strange shapes.

Richly decorated with flying fish, sea monsters, sailing ships, and old hand colouring. A beautiful and highly influential map! ¤
Reference:  Ort 3 (Koeman/Meurer: 113, Karrow: 1/6b, van der Krogt AN: 0001:31C).



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