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Universi Orbis Descriptio.
Selling price: $300
Porro has astutely reduced Ortelius' much larger map to octavo page size with very little loss in legibility.
Six wind heads are arranged around the outside border. Large landmasses above the north of the American and Asian continents called Terra Incognita.
The early edition with the name Terra Incognita.
The map comes from a scarce pirate edition published by Petrus Keschedt in Cologne one year after the publication of Magini's original work. Ortelius informed Magini in November 1597 about this and the publication was stopped till 1608 when a new edition was issued by Keschedt.
Reference: Shirley, World 195.
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