DE BRY (THEODORE) America sive novus orbis respectu Europaeorum inferior globi terrestris pars 1596
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DE BRY (THEODORE) America sive novus orbis respectu Europaeorum inferior globi terrestris pars 1596
£4,000 - 5,000
US$ 6,700 - 8,400
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DE BRY (THEODORE)
America sive novus orbis respectu Europaeorum inferior globi terrestris pars 1596, double-page engraved hemispherical map of the New World, supported by full-length portraits of Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan and Pizarro against seascape backgrounds in borders [Burden 91], 330 x 400mm., Frankfurt, de Bry, 1596

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  • "This beautifully engraved map follows the style de Bry was becoming known for; he was one of the major influences encouraging the full decoration of maps" (Burden). The map is largely derived from the Petrus Plancius world map of 1594, and incorporates information acquired by Cornelis Claesz in 1594 from the Lasso chart, depicting a single insular Newfoundland. It also incorporates for the first time on an American map is information from White and Le Moyne along the Southeast Coast of North America.
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