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Ortelius map of America is without doubt one of the most recognized and influential maps of America from the 16th Century. The map first appeared in the 1570 edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This is a copy of the 3rd state, dated approximately 1575, which is indicated by the disappearance of the longitude number 230 at the top of the map. This happened when the original cracked plate was repaired.
Original can be viewed in the presence o
f an early cartographic archivist. Microfiche version is open
Credit Library and Archives Canada.
Illustrated with sailing ships, sea monsters and decorative title cartouche in bottom left corner.
On verso Latin text titled "Novvs Orbis" with page number 2 in lower left margin. Second line of text begins with "Nouus Orbis".
From: Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".
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Tooley, R.V. "The Mapping of America", p. 320
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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.
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