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Gallery: Catalog: Details List 108-11

[America] 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. Plate three, state one with the west coast of South America corrected. From an era when information and beauty were often found together. On this plate Ortelius corrected South America's west coast 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. $6,500.00

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