ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598. La Florida; Peruviae auriferae regionis typus; Guastecan. [Antwerp: 1608 or later.]
Lot 5266
ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598. La Florida; Peruviae auriferae regionis typus; Guastecan. [Antwerp: 1608 or later.]
US$ 1,000 - 1,500
£600 - 900
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ORTELIUS, ABRAHAM. 1527-1598.
La Florida; Peruviae auriferae regionis typus; Guastecan. [Antwerp: 1608 or later.] 3 hand-colored copper-engraved maps together on one sheet, 338 x 464 mm. Italian text on verso. Light toning, 4 short edge tears repaired on verso.

This edition after 1606, when the bottom left corner of the plate broke off. "This is one of the very few maps printed in the sixteenth century that was based upon original Spanish sources.... The first regional map of the south-eastern portion of North America.... its influence was considerable" (Burden 57).
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