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Maris Pacifici (quod vulgo Mar del Zur)
Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1598. unbound. very good. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 13 1/2" x 19 1/2". Fantastic map of the Pacific Ocean, framed by Asia, Australia and the Americas. Feature two ornate cartouches and three decorative ships. The first printed map to focus on the Pacific, this piece emphasizes the growing importance of the region and expanding colonial trade. French text on verso, first state. From "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Minor wear and creasing to margins. Tape and early margin support on verso. Image excellent.
      [Bookseller: Argosy Book Store]
Last Found On: 2013-07-26           Check availability:      Biblio    

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