Americae siue noui orbis, noua descriptio


Americae siue noui orbis, noua descriptio

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Title:
Americae siue noui orbis, noua descriptio
Title (alt.):
Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio
Description:
Ortelius's map of the Americas was one of the most identifiable and most famous cartographic representations of the western hemisphere created during the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography. It enjoyed great popularity, since it was included in the numerous editions of Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This revolutionary book of maps was first published in 1570. Although not entitled “atlas,” it is considered to be the first modern world atlas. Its publication marked the first time that a set of maps, contemporary to the date of publication, was designed, drawn, and engraved with the intention of publishing them in a bound volume.
Creator:
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Date:
[1573?]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Private Collection
Collection (local):
Mapping Boston Collection
Subjects:
Western Hemisphere--Maps--Early works to 1800
America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Places:
Americas (area)
Publisher:
Antwerp? : s.n.
Notes:
Shows Western Hemisphere set in decorative field with settlements and major rivers.
Title from ornamental cartouche.
Relief shown pictorially.
Appears in the author's Theatrum orbis terrarum.
Includes decorative cartouche and corners, and pictures of sailing ships.
Text in Latin.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 36 x 50 cm.
Scale:
Scale not given
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
06_01_001145
Barcode:
39999052507603
Terms of Use:
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