Americae sive Novi Orbis Descriptio

Name of map : Americae sive Novi Orbis Descriptio

Cartographer : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number : 5474

Map number : Ort 10; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): not identified


State number of plate: 1

Copy from edition: 1579 Latin Page signature: 5

Estimated number of copies printed: 1475

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 25

Area displayed : North and South America, West Atlantic,

Pacific,  New Guinea;

Plate size : 357 x 494 mm;

Paper size : 430 x 555 mm;

Margins, left : 27 mm, right: 30 mm;

upper : 28 mm, lower: 40 mm;

Paper thickness and quality: light but strong;

Paper color : white and fresh

Age of map color: recent coloring, expertly executed;


margins : a few small tears in upper margin expertly repaired
tear in lower right margin just extending to plate
mark expertly repaired;

plate area : none;

verso : none;

Overall quality :perfect/excellent/VERY GOOD/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Remark: this is by far the rarest of the three America maps of Ortelius.


Price : Euro 7500

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