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Lot 0006
  • Title/Content of Map: Culiacanae, Americae Regionis, Descriptio./Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientium, Delineatio
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Place & Date: Antwerp / 1579/1592
  • Size: 20" x 14 1/4"
  • Condition: wash color; some minor creasing at centerfold

    The first printed atlas map of the West Indies, from Cuba to St. Lucia. appears on the same sheet as a map of Culiacan in western Mexico in this important map from Ortelius' landmark atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Three superb cartouches enhance the decorative appeal of this marvelous map. This beautifully colored and preserved exemplar is the second state of the map with "Tropicus Cancri."

    Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) was a Flemish cartographer & geographer, celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Ortelius' work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator).

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  • Location: This item ships from New York

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  • Condition

    wash color; some minor creasing at centerfold?

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    Ortelius: Antique Map Culiacan, Mexico/West Indies 1579

    Estimate $650 - $750Jan 17, 2018
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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