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Sebastian Münster:  Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio

Maps of America

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Title: Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio

Map Maker: Sebastian Münster

Place / Date: Basel / 1580 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 14.5 x 12.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,600.00

Inventory ID: 40862


Finely colored example of Munster's second map of America.

By 1588, Munster's first map of America (first issued in 1540) had become dated.  It was decided to update the 1540 map of America with a a new map based upon the second edition of Ortelius' seminal map of the Americas. In doing so, the map showed the large bulge in South America, even though Ortelius had dropped the bulge by 1587.

The map includes a wonderful early treatment of the West Coast of North America, includng Quivira and the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Many interesting place names in the East Coast. 

Condition Description: Laid on larger sheet of Whatman paper dated 1892.

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