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Ortelius Abraham ( 1527 - 1598 ) Antwerp
Hispaniolae Cubae aliarumque insularum.
Artist: Ortelius Abraham ( - 1598 ) Antwerp; issue date: ca 1579 ( Abraham Ortelius(1527 ?1598) was a Flemish cartographer and geographer generally recognized as the creator of the first modern atlas and the first to imagine that the continents were joint together before drifting to their present positionHe began as a map-engraver in 1547 and entered the Antwerp guild of St Luke as afsetter van Karten His early career is that of a businessman and most of his journeys before 1560 are for commercial purposes In 1564 he completed a "mappemonde" eight-leaved map of the world which afterwards appeared in reduced form in the Theatrum The only extant copy of this great map is in the library of the University of Basle (cf Bernoulli Ein Karteninkuna. technic: ; colorit: ; - condition: ; size (in cm) 35 x 50; Map shows on two inset maps, the coast of Mexico, Cuba and Hispaniola.1st edition. Rare edition due to a printing error. The Meridian Capricorn (Tropicus Capricorn) was wrongly printed, the Merdian in the sign of Keb (Tropicus Canceri) would be correct! The Caribbean is named after the Caribs people, which the Spanish conquerors found in the Lesser Antilles (lat. Ante ilium, "offshore islands"). It was also called the West Indies because it was believed to have been discovered by sea directly to India. Before the discoveries in the 1st millennium BC Arawak Indians came from Venezuela to the Caribbean Islands. They spread northwards through Trinidad. They were followed around 1500 years later by the warlike Caribs, which the Arawak slowly pushed away from the Lesser Antilles. At … [Click Below for Full Description]
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