Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio


Name of map     : Typus Orbis Terrarum

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number    : 5126

Map number      : 3; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 113

 

State number of plate: third plate, first state (cf. Shirley 158, p.181)

Copy from edition: 1609/1612 Latin; Page signature: 1

Estimated number of copies printed:  3850

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 161

Area displayed  : the world as known in 1587

Plate size      : 359 x 491 mm;

Paper size      : 454 x 560 mm;

Margins, left   :  35  mm;  right:  37  mm;

         upper  :  40  mm;  lower:  57  mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   :  off white;

Age of map color: 19th century color;

Colors used    : blue, red, pink, orange, green, yellow;

 

Imperfections

     margins    : none;

     plate area : minor wear at bottom centerfold;

     verso      : none

Overall quality :

perfect/EXCELLENT/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Price (together with 4 matching continents):   € Euro 24000

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Name of map     : Europae

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number    : 5127

Map number      : Ort 5; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 110

State number of plate: 1

Copy from edition: 1609/1612 Latin; Page signature: 2

Estimated number of copies printed: 4275

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 58

Area displayed  : Europe

Plate size      : 343 x 462 mm;

Paper size      : 455 x 560 mm;

Margins, left   : 49  mm,  right: 50  mm;

         upper  : 45  mm,  lower: 67  mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   : off white;

Age of map color: 19th century color;

Colors used     : orange, yellow, green, red, blue;

Overall color impression: expressive;

Imperfections

     margins    :  none;

     plate area :  none;

     verso      :  none;

Overall quality : PERFECT/excellent/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Price(together with world and 3 other matching continents: € Euro 24000

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Name of map     : Asiae nova descriptio

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number    : 5128

Map number      : 7; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 71/I

 

State number of plate: 1, (of second plate);

Copy from edition: 1609/1612 Latin;  Page signature: 3

Estimated number of copies printed: 5700

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 305

Area displayed  : Asia, North East Africa, West Pacific, New Guinea;

Plate size      : 374 x 488 mm;

Paper size      : 454 x 560 mm;

Margins, left   : 39 mm,  right: 35 mm;

         upper  : 26 mm,  lower: 60 mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   :  off white;

Age of map color: 19th century color;

Imperfections

     margins    : slight browning at bottom margin

     plate area : none;

     verso      : none;

Overall quality :

perfect/EXCELLENT/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Price (together with world and 3 other matching continents: € Euro 24000

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Name of map     : Africa Tabula Nova;

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number    : 5129

Map number      : 8; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III):4

State number of plate: 1

Copy from edition: 1609/1612 Latin;   Page signature: 4

Estimated number of copies printed:7550

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 275

Area displayed  : the continent of Africa, South West Asia;

Plate size      : 375 x 504 mm;

Paper size      : 455 x 557 mm;

Margins, left   : 26 mm,  right: 28 mm;

         upper  : 24 mm,  lower: 55 mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   : off white;

Age of map color: 19th century color;

Imperfections

    margins   : none;

    plate area: none;

    verso     : none;

Overall quality : PERFECT/excellent/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Price (together with matching world and 3 other continents: € Euro 24000

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Name of map : Americae sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio;

 

Stock number: 5130

 

Map number: 11 (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 114

 

State number of plate: 1; Third plate.

Copy from edition: 1609/1612 Latin, Page signature: 5;

Estimated number of copies printed: 4150;

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 207;

Area displayed: North and South America, Pacific, Solomon   Islands,

 New Guinea;

Plate size: 355 x 487 mm;

Paper size: 455 x 559 mm;

Margins, left : 35 mm, right: 40 mm,

         upper: 38 mm, lower: 64 mm;

Paper thickness and quality: good and strong;

Paper color:       off white;

Map color, age:  19th century coloring;

  colors used :    pink, blue, green, yellow, red, orange;

  general color appearance: expressive;

Imperfections

  margins     :   none;

  plate area  :   none;

  verso       :   none;

 

Overall quality:

PERFECT/excellent/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Price (together with matching world and 3 other continents: € Euro 24000

Altogether a near perfect, extremely desirable set of world and continents in matching colors, representing the last versions of Ortelius' most important maps, each of them milestones in the history of cartography.


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