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Sale 2003 Lot 5

"Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio"

by Abraham Ortelius, a rare hand-detailed engraved map laid down on cardboard, published Antwerp, 1584.
Glazed and framed.
sheet 17" x 21-1/4", framed 17-3/4" x 22-1/4"

Exhibited: "Americae Sive Novi Orbis" is the first atlas of the world and one of the rarest and oldest maps of the Western Hemisphere that delineates the Americas.

Estimate $2,000-4,000

**Map exhibits light toning and notable adhesive marks (browning) to margins and scattered throughout. There is a tide mark to the lower right and a small tear to the upper right corner. There is light creasing to center fold and to lower left corner. Map has a few pinhead-sized scattered accretions.

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