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(Maps and Charts, World Projection, 16th Century), Waldseemuller, Martin, Orbis Typus Universalis Iuxta Hygrographorum, Strasbourg, 1513 or later, uncolored, 609 x 465 mm, (hinged to mat, restoration along center fold and upper margin, five pinholes to center portion, some bleeding of ink).

Note: This important map is believed to have been first created in 1506. Waldseemuller originally proposed naming the New World after the explorer Amerigo Vespucci. This version does not include the word "America," and may reflect a rift that occurred between explorer and cartographer. Often referred to as the "Admiral's Map," this work is notable in its early inclusion of the islands of "Isabella," (Cuba) and "Spagnolla," (Hispaniola), and the edge of the New World, separate from Asia.
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685: (Maps and Charts, World Projection, 16th Century),

Estimate $12,000 - $18,000Nov 14, 2010
Starting Price $6,000
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