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[Western hemisphere] Ortelius, Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1587 (1603). 14 x 19. A few minor marginal stains, else Fine. Attractive full color. Good impression. State One of Plate Three. From an era when information and beauty were often found together. On this plate Ortelius corrects South America's west coast and adds 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. $6,500.00

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