ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Typus orbis terrarum. [Antwerp:] 1587 [but c.1592].
ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Typus orbis terrarum. [Antwerp:] 1587 [but c.1592].
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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Typus orbis terrarum. [Antwerp:] 1587 [but c.1592].

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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Typus orbis terrarum. [Antwerp:] 1587 [but c.1592].

Updated edition of Ortelius' world map with major cartographic improvements. Third edition, probably from the 1592 Latin edition of the Theatrum orbis terrarum, with the addition of four medallions containing classical texts, and the decorative clouds have been replaced by a strapwork border housing the cartouches. Cartographically, the bulge has removed from the southwest coast of South America, and the Solomon Isles are shown for the first time; New Guinea is separating further from the Antarctic landmass. Shirley World 158; van den Broecke 3; van der Krogt III B map [0001:31C].

Engraved map, 362 x 492mm (465 x 590mm sheet), showing the world in an oval projection, northern landmass entitled 'Terra Septemtrionalis [sic] Incognita,' massive southern landmass 'Terra Australis Nondum Cognita,' New Guinea shown as an island, southern oceans decorated with a ship, fish and sea monster (central creasefold with neat marginal tear without loss, one spot in south Atlantic, faint finger-soiling mainly confined to margins). Latin text on verso.
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