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Lot 0381
Author: Ortelius, Abraham
Title: Culiacanae, Americae Regionis, Descriptio / Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientum, Delineato
Place Published: Antwerp
Date Published: [1579-]

Copper-engraved map. 35.4x49.5 cm. (14x19½").

Well-engraved map in two parts: the top half shows detail of the Culiacan area along the coast of western Mexico; the bottom half is of the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, the Antilles, Bahamas, tip of Florida, etc. The latter is apparently the first printed map to concentrate on the West Indies, first issued by Ortelius in his 1579 atlas. German text on verso.


A few neat repairs on verso, the paper a bit thin, the impression delicate; very good.

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Early map of West Indies 1579

Estimate $300 - $500Feb 21, 2019
San Francisco, CA, USA