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Maris Pacifici, (quod vulgo Mar del Zur). 1589-1590.
By Abraham Ortelius.
Copper plate engraving.
Image size 13 1/2 x 19 1/2" (34.4 x 49.5 cm) plus margins.
The first printed map to be devoted to the Pacific Ocean and is considered to be one of the most important maps to be published in his atlas. Circumnavigator Ferdinand Magellan's ship, "Victoria," is shown in the lower right off the coast of South America. This map also shows a prominent New Guinea and one of the earliest delineations of the Solomon Islands. This map is dated 1589 but did not appear until Ortelius issued "Additamentum IV" to his atlas in 1590. Italian text and “6” on verso.
Burden, P. "The Mapping of North America" #74; Van den Broecke “Ortelius Atlas Maps” #12.
Good condition and color save for tiny stitch hole in centerfold.