Jun 23, 2022 - Sale 2610

Sale 2610 - Lot 146

Price Realized: $ 5,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. Double-page engraved map of the Western Hemisphere. 17 1/2x22 1/4 inches sheet size, wide margins, Spanish text on verso; uncolored; center fold flattened, two minor edge closures. Antwerp, 1641

Additional Details

extremely rare final state, with fewer than 10 examples known.

From the 1641 edition of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, published long after Ortelius's death, this issue kept the last-used 1612 Spanish language verso text and was purportedly printed in a run of approximately 25 copies.

The present plate shows several subtle revisions to the 1612 edition, including the removal of the 1587 date at the lower left imprint, and the addition of the Strait of Le Maire with several other small alterations surrounding Tierra del Fuego.

Burden 64; Van den Broecke 11.2 1612/1641S5.