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[Western Hemisphere] Ortelius, Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio, Antwerp, 1587. 14 x 19. Crisp impression. Fine condition. Beautiful full color. Possible proof state no text verso. State One of Plate Three with the west coast of South America corrected. From an era when information and beauty were often found together. On this plate Ortelius corrected the west coast of South America, and added the Solomon Islands (discovered 1568) as well as new names on the west coast of North America. Misconceptions remain, notably the large southern continent which encompasses Tierra del Fuego and even New Guinea. Decoration is in the form of an elaborate mannerist cartouche, sailing ships, a sea monster. Burden 64; Van den Broecke 11.1. SOLD

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