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Typus Orbis Terrarum/Asiae/Europae/Americae/Africae
Estimated value: $16500 - $22000
One of the most famous maps of America, and one that had enormous influence of the future cartography of the New World. Engraved by Frans Hogenberg, it is primarily based on Gerard Mercator's great multi-sheet world map of 1569. The most recognizable features of the map are the bulbous Chilean coastline and the exaggerated breadth of the North American continent. The strategically placed title cartouche hides the unknown South Pacific and therefore most of the conjectural great southern continent. And the maps of Asia, Africa and Europe, all 5 maps are from the same atlas with Latin text on verso.
Reference: Shirley 122 (world map) Van den Broecke (cont.)
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