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Le Nouveau Monde Descouvert et Illustre de Nostre Temps; Quarte partie du monde (the fourth part of the world)
1575. Woodcut. 14" x 17.75". Magnificent early map of the New World from first hand observations made by Thevet on his trip to South America. Full of information including notation on coastlines, mountains, rivers. This is the first maps to name r Janairo and depicts Terra Australis as a sub-tropical land connected to New Guinee. Letterpress title is missing, expert repairs to worm holes in upper margin, trimmed to neat line in upper margins. State 1, Burden 46. Andre Thevet (1502-1590) was a Franciscan monk, explorer and cosmographer who went to Brazil in 1555 which earned him the title of Royal Cosmographer from Henry III (the King of France). Hard to find.
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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