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SOLD Septentrionalium Regionum Descriptio

SOLD Septentrionalium Regionum Descriptio

Code: 77737

  • SOLD
  • Date: 1579
  • Condition: AA
  • Colour: Hand colour
  • Size: 36 x 49 cm

Title: 'Septentrionalium Regionum Descriptio'. Antwerp, 1579. From the famous 'Ortelius Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' atlas.

A double-page engraved map with Latin text on verso showing Northern Europe.

Of particular interest are the mythical islands of Brasil, Frisland and St Brendan. Also the imaginary Polar continent is depicted with a note that tells us that pygmeys live there. A portion of North America appears in the upper left corner.

In very good condition: very minor repairs to centerfold and margin tears.