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Additional title: Description of America
Ortelius, Abraham (1527-1598) (Cartographer)
Coignet, Michel (1549-1623 ) (Editor)
Shawe, James (Publisher)

Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection of English maps, charts, globes, books and atlases


Abraham Ortelius his epitome of the theater of the worlde. Nowe latlye ... renewed and augmented ...

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1603
Place: London
Publisher: Printed for Ieames Shawe, and are to be solde at his shoppe nigh Ludgate,
Library locations
Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division
Shelf locator: Map Div. 97-6027[LHS 301 ; atlas cases]
Shelf locator: Map Div. 97-6027 (Map 5) [In LHS 301]
America -- Maps -- Early works to 1800
Content: An addition to the epitomies of Abraham Ortelius his littel theatre, nevvly corected, augmentated and adorned with geographicall measures, by Michel Coignet ...", appended at end on final 15 leaves.
Citation/reference: Phillips 3407
Content: Includes index.
Content: Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection ; 301.
Content: Maps on rectos of leaves, with descriptive text on opposite versos.
Content: NYPL copy has ms. notes written in ink on t.p. and inside back cover.
Content: National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Access to Early Maps of the Middle Atlantic Seaboard.
Content: Text on verso.
Statement of responsibility: by Micheal Coignet, mathematitian of Antwarpe.
Content: In upper right corner: 5.
Content: Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection.
Content: Signature: A5.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 map ; 9 x 12 cm.
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 37478147
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15404146
RLIN/OCLC: 49792220
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15404147
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 89a66450-c5d3-012f-a540-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1527: Creator Born
  • 1598: Creator Died
  • 1603: Issued
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "America." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1603. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-f172-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "America." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-f172-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. (1603). America. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-f172-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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