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Americae sive Novi Orbis, nova descripto

Abraham Ortelius1587/1587

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

Hand coloured map by Abraham Ortelius titled 'Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio' [The Americas or the New World, a new description]. The map depicts North and South America and the Pacific Ocean in 1587.

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  • Title: Americae sive Novi Orbis, nova descripto
  • Creator: Abraham Ortelius
  • Date: 1587/1587
  • Type: Map
  • Medium: Hand-coloured copper plate engraving on paper.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Dimensions: 404 x 544 mm, 0.018 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection Purchased with USA Bicentennial Gift funds

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