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This map shows the area of present day North and South America. The northern outline for Australia also appears. This version of the map includes the Solomon Islands and terra del Fuego.
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Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open.
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
This plate was reworked about 1575. Island to east of Newfoundland was "ya de area" on earlier states; now "ya de arca." Also earlier states had no stippling around place names - this reworked version has stippling throughout in water areas
Illustrated with sailing ships, sea monsters and decorative title cartouche in bottom left corner.
From: Ortelius's "Theatrum orbis Terrarum"
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1. North America - Maps - Early works to 1600.
2. South America - Maps - Early works to 1600.
3. Western hemisphere - Maps - Early works to 1600.
Other system control no.
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