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Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.. - Parergon in quo Veteris Geographiae aliquot tabulae... - Nomenclator Ptolemaicus. ORTELIUS, Abraham (1527-1598). Antwerp : Christopher Plantin, 1584. Folio (16 x 11 inches). Engraved architectural title-page, 'Parergon' with engraved vignette title with woodcut surround, 'Nomenclator' title-page with woodcut vignette, engraved portrait of Ortelius by Phillip Galle, and 110 double-page engraved maps (of 112, lacking maps of Holland and Italy). Contemporary calf, gilt (rebacked to style (extremities worn, corners renewed, endpapers renewed).
Second Latin edition to be printed by Plantin. The world map 'Typus orbis terrarum is Shirley's first plate, second state with the crack in the lower left of the plate showing signs of repair. Maps relating to the Americas are 'Typus Orbis Terrarum' showing South America with a great bulge on the Chilean coastline, and New Guinea as a separate island, with the imaginary great south land 'Terra Australis Nondum Cognita' covering the southernmost latitudes, and with the Terra del Fuego and Beach peninsulars marked; 'Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio' shows North and South America with the coastline of Chili a great bulge, New Guinea and Terra del Fuego are shown as peninsulars of the great southern land; 'Hispaniae Novae sive Magnae... 1579'; 'Culiacanae...' and the islands of Hispaniola and Cuba; and Peru, Florida. Maps relating to Australia are 'Asia Nova Descriptio' which shows New Guinea as a separate island and the north coast of Australia as 'Terrae Incognitae Australis'; and 'Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium typus.' Koeman Ort 21. Provenance: with the early 20th-century bookplate of Ambrose Phillips de Lisle on the front paste-down; purchased Christie's, Mar 14, 1979, lot 186, œ14,000 ($28,535).
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Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.. - Parergon in quo Veteris...

Estimate $30,000 - $40,000Jun 13, 2015
Starting Price $18,000
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