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[World] Ortelius, Typus Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp, 1586 (1588 ed.) 13 x 19 . Original hand color. Printer's creases upper and lower left; old cf repairs. Spanish text verso. SOLD

The scarce second plate, used briefly to replace the previous worn copperplate. Shows the potato-shaped South America, soon to be changed once news of Drake's Pacific discoveries became known.

References: Shirley 122, pl. 2; van den Broecke 2.

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