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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Typus Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp: 1587 [1592].
ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Typus Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp: 1587 [1592].

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ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Typus Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp: 1587 [1592].

Engraved hand-colored world map, image 358 x 490 mm (458 x 574 mm sheet). Galleon and sea monsters, Latin text on verso (repaired along central fold, marginal staining, a few short tears repaired on verso).
Ortelius's third world map, dated 1587 under the author's signature, with geographical revisions based on Drake's circumnavigation. "The oval world map used previously has been updated in two major respects: South America now assumes the more correct shape anticipated in state 3 of Ortelius second plate and the Solomon Isles are marked for the first time" (Shirley). Shirley 158.

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