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:
In 1587, Ortelius revised the map of the Americas that appeared in his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The changes found on this second edition are more extensive than generally thought, and are evidence of the care that he took in keeping his maps as current as possible. The most apparent change was the removal of the large bulge on the west coast of South America. On the east coast of North America, an eastward flowing river, which may be the Chesapeake Bay, was also added. If correctly identified, this would be the first appearance of the Chesapeake Bay on a printed map.
Creator:
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Date:
1587
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Phillips Academy Andover
Collection (local):
Sidney R. Knafel Map Collection at Phillips Academy, Andover MA
Subjects:
America--Maps--Early works to 1800
Western Hemisphere--Maps--Early works to 1800
Publisher:
[Antwerp] : [s.n.]
Notes (citation):
Burden, P. Mapping of North America, 64
Notes:
Title from ornamental cartouche.
Prime meridian: Ferro.
Relief shown pictorially.
"Cum privilegio decennali ab Ortelius delineab et execudeb. 1587."
Decorative corners & title.
Text on verso in Italian, titled Il nuovo mondo. From an Italian edition of Ortelius' Theatrum orbis terrarum (1608 or 1612).
Notes (object):
State 1
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 35 x 48 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:42,000,000]
Language:
Latin
Identifier:
1428
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