Typus Orbis Terrarum.
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However, Ortelius shows the northern mainland 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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