World Map Distorted North America Huge Southern Continent 1655 Ortelius rare map

World Map Distorted North America Huge Southern Continent 1655 Ortelius rare map
World Map Distorted North America Huge Southern Continent 1655 Ortelius rare map
World Map Distorted North America Huge Southern Continent 1655 Ortelius rare map

World Map Distorted North America Huge Southern Continent 1655 Ortelius rare map

(World Map, North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia). Charming, attractive well-preserved 17th century engraved map with lovely hand color. Scarce re-issue of Marchetti's 1598 plate done mid-17th century.

We note that the North American continent in particular is decidedly out of proportion and geographically inaccurate with the large bulbous westward protrusion. Also note the enormous southern continent, the Nile River in Africa with sources deep in the interior. No sign of Australia, the North Pole labelled as an "incognita" (unknown) land mass. Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive.

5 1/2" x 3 1/2". Cartographic Reference(s): Koeman, III, Ort [70]. Burden, Mapping of America, 48-50 (mentioning this Marchetti 1598 edition). World Map Distorted North America Huge Southern Continent 1655 Ortelius rare map. Southeast Asia Philippines Siam Sumatra 1811 John Cary lovely large old map.

France coast Road of Toulon coastal old map 1790's John Cary lovely example. World map shewing Capt Cook tracks c. Asia Company's Land outline shown 1796 Doolittle scarce American engraved map. Zuider Sea Northern Netherlands Holland 1737 old antique color map.

Spain insets Lisbon Madrid Cadiz 1856 Weiland huge old engraved map hand colored. Egypt Saudi Arabia 1849 Meyer map Mountains of the Moon shown. Ancient Greece Women in Greek Art 1901 Notor fine leather book illustrated LMT'D.

Europe ethnic hand color plates of natives 1828 Adams Voyager Travel book. Foreign-Born compared to Aggregate Population 1898 U. Meissen Germany panorama 1590's Munster old wood cut city panorama view. Champollion Rosetta Stone Ancient Egypt 1842 France Royale rare litho plates. Egypt North Africa Nile Red Sea 1804 Tardieu scarce map.

North & Sound Carolina Charleston city plan 1887 Mitchell Bradley large old map. Benjamin Disraeli Earl Beaconsfield 1882 leather books set 11 vols beautiful. Germany Mahren Moravia 1854 Biller Brunn inset Olmutz Troppau old map. Germany divided into circles Silesia Bohemia Saxony 1730 Moll beautiful old map.

Finland Baltic Scandanavia 1855 E. Arabian Peninsula 1748 Vaugondy engraved miniature map.

Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. All items are sent well-packed to arrive as you see them. Maps and prints are sent either rolled in sturdy 3-inch-wide tubes or, if small, in a rigid cardboard mailer. The item "World Map Distorted North America Huge Southern Continent 1655 Ortelius rare map" is in sale since Friday, June 25, 2021.

This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps". The seller is "oldmapsoldbooks" and is located in Dover, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
World Map Distorted North America Huge Southern Continent 1655 Ortelius rare map