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Ortelius, Abraham1587/1587

Library of Virginia

Library of Virginia

Published in Abraham Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, State 1, 1608 and 1612, Cum Privilegio decennali/Ab. Ortelius delinab./ et exudeb 1587 is a copperplate engraving with hand color. With title set in decorative cartouche, this map shows the Western Hemisphere set in decorative frame with settlements and major rivers. It is thought to be first printed map on which Chesapeake Bay appears. G3290 1587 .O69 Voorhees Collection

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