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SOLD Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus

SOLD Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus

Code: 78579

  • SOLD
  • Date: c.1625
  • Condition: AA
  • Colour: Uncoloured
  • Size: 20.3 x 11.3 inches

Title: 'Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus'.

This handsome world map, first issued in 1590, was based on Rumold Mercator's map of 1587. It incorporates the improvements made by Ortelius with a re-shaped South America and inclusion of the Solomon Islands. Plancius introduced new information, based on Portuguese reports, on the far-west coast of America and the western coastline of Africa. Japan is shown for the first time as one small and three larger islands, although still misshapen. It is beautifully engraved in a strapwork surround with a compass rose and armillary sphere tucked between the hemispheres. This example is the third state from a Dutch Bible with the attribution D.R.M. Mathes. Engraved by Baptista Doeticum, Dutch text on verso.

Condition Description: Issued folding, now pressed. Dutch Bible maps are often found with damaged side margins, but the margins on this example are in excellent condition. There are a few small, unobtrusive spots in the image and light stains in top blank margin, far from image.

Ref: Shirley #177; Poortman & Augusteijn #72.