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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. [Antwerp:] 1587.
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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. [Antwerp:] 1587.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. [Antwerp:] 1587.

Hand-coloured engraved map of the western hemisphere (340 x 476mm), the map with spandrel decorations, title set in elaborate baroque cartouche at lower left, seas decorated with galleons and sea monster. (Some light off-setting.) Window mount.

'One of the most famous and easily recognised maps of America, and one that is both functional as well as decortive.' (Burden The Mapping of North America 64, 1570 issue.)
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