1579 Ortelius - Hispaniae novae sive magnae recens et vera descriptio

Lovely 1579 Ortelius map of Mexico

Title:

Hispaniae novae sive magnae recens et vera descriptio

Map maker:

Abraham Ortelius

Place and Year:

Antwerp, 1579

Dimensions:

51 x 35 cm (20 x 13.7 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

This was the standard map of the area for a generation, copied by De Bry, Quad, and Hondius. Even though Herrera (Spain's Royal Cosmographer) and Wytfliet worked twenty years after Ortelius, they produced inferior maps of the to this one. 

The map shows an area corresponding roughly to the modern Mexican states of Michoacan, Jalisco, Mayarit, and Guerrero, plus the Valley of Mexico. It is adorned with two strapwork cartouches and sailing ships.

Verso Text: Latin

CONDITION NOTES

A good and dark impression.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00246

REFERENCES

Broecke, Ortelius 13.

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