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Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Title: Typus Orbis Terrarum.
Published in: Antwerp, 1608-1612
   
Size: 14.0 x 19.2 inches.
35.5 x 48.7 cm.
Coloring:

In attractive colors.
Condition: Repair of a small marginal split in the upper part enter fold. Full margins. Paper slightly toned, light water staining in lower part/.Italian text on verso.
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Ortelius' third and last world map is dated 1587 under the author's signature. From the rare Italian text edition The earlier border of clouds has been replaced by a more intricate and elegant lattice of strapwork and swag. The oval world map used previously has been updated in two major respects. South America now assumes the more correct shape anticipated in state 3 of Ortelius' second plate, and the Solomon Isles are marked for the first time.
However, Ortelius shows the northern mainland's of Asia and America as separated by a narrow strait, 200 years prior to Captain Cook's thorough surveys of the area.

California is properly shown as a peninsula. However, the map reflects the misconception held at the time that Tierra del Fuego was the northern tip of a massive southern continent. Indicative of its paramount importance, a copy of Ortelius' atlas is thought to have accompanied Sir Francis Drake on his circumnavigation of the world.

From the third plate only approximately 3200 copies were printed.
Reference: Shirley, World 158. v.d.Broecke, 3.1.



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