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Americæ nova Tabula.
1645 - Amsterdam, 1645-, Latin text. Original colour with additions. 415 x 560mm. Pair of printer's creases reinforced on verso. One of the most famous maps of the Americas, the 'carte a figures' with 10 costume vignettes down the sides and nine city prospects along the top. Originally published separately in 1617, the extremely rare first state did not show Cape Horn. Within a year Jacob le Maire returned from his trip around the Cape and his new information was added to the plate. A second change was implemented in 1621 when Willem Janszoon added the 'Blaeu' to his name to distance himself from his arch-rival Jan Janszoon, so his new name was added under the title. Two more states, both just minor embellishments, appeared in the 1640s, before the plate was destroyed in the fire at the Blaeu printing works in 1672. BURDEN: 189, state 5 of 5.
      [Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps]
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