Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.

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Map settlements and missions in political divisions of New Spain and New France on the North American continent and for Brazil, Chili, and Peru; remaining land areas with coastal settlements only; areas of Native American habitation; New Guinea at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. Political boundaries are indicated by coloration in different regions of each continent. Includes notes and number key; handwritten notations. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:45,000,000].

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1 map : col. ; 35 x 47 cm.

Creation Information

Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598 1587.

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  • Main Title: Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio.
  • Parallel Title: America or the New World, a new description.

Description

Map settlements and missions in political divisions of New Spain and New France on the North American continent and for Brazil, Chili, and Peru; remaining land areas with coastal settlements only; areas of Native American habitation; New Guinea at the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. Political boundaries are indicated by coloration in different regions of each continent. Includes notes and number key; handwritten notations. Relief shown pictorially. Scale [ca. 1:45,000,000].

Physical Description

1 map : col. ; 35 x 47 cm.

Notes

In upper left [small cartouche]: "Ulterius Septentrionem versus hæ regiones incognitæ adhuc sunt." On verso [right]: "Novus Orbis," 5; [left] handwritten text in Latin.

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  • 1587

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  • Sept. 7, 2012, 1:35 p.m.

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  • June 9, 2015, 6:37 p.m.

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Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598. Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio., map, 1587; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth252124/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at Arlington Library.