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Title
Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio
Names
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 (Cartographer)
Collection

Maps of North and South America

Whole

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1581
Place: Antwerp
Publisher: A. Ortelius
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 15-5000 [Filed with North and South America [1584]]
Topics
Western Hemisphere
New Guinea
America
Genres
Early maps
Maps
Notes
Content: Matches Tooley's 1581 signature 5 description with French text and last line "estant de couleur rousse" on verso; Tooley, R.V. Mapping of America, page 321.
Content: Scale approximately 1:40,000,000 (E 139°13ʹ00ʺ--W 22°51ʹ00ʺ/N 52°38ʹ00ʺ--S 73°29ʹ00ʺ)
Funding: Mapping the Nation (NEH grant, 2015-2018)
Physical Description
Extent: 1 map ; 36 x 50, sheet 43 x 56 cm
Accession number 53560 stamp in ink at lower left
Description
Shows North America, South America and New Guinea.
Type of Resource
Cartographic
Languages
Latin
French
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 21810140
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20643258
Other local Identifier: NA001.1.03
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c0febae0-00be-0133-6e03-58d385a7bbd0
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1527: Creator Born
  • 1581: Issued
  • 1598: Creator Died
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1581. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1d216ad0-11ed-0133-b460-58d385a7bbd0

Chicago/Turabian Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 16, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1d216ad0-11ed-0133-b460-58d385a7bbd0

APA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1581). Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1d216ad0-11ed-0133-b460-58d385a7bbd0

Wikipedia Citation

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Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio