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The Mapping of North America

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The map is orientated with north to the left. Upper centre is the town of Naumberg to the east but the map is centred on the city of ‘Erfurdt’. According to Van der Broecke ‘Magdeburg complained to Ortelius (Hessels 1887, 110) that Mellinger had plagiarised his map of Thuringen and that Scultetus had done the same for his Meissen map. Meurer considers this complaint unfounded. Ortelius never acted on it’. It was published in Abraham Ortelius’ ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’, the first modern atlas, from 1573. This example bears Spanish text on the verso and is from the edition of 1602. Karrow 1/83 & 55/1.1; Van der Broecke 96a.

Turingiae Noviss. Descript. per Johannem Mellinger Halens.

Antwerp, 1573-[1602]
295 x 210 mm., early wash colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 8623


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