(World) Orbis Descriptio

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(World) Orbis Descriptio

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  • (World) Orbis Descriptio

    A early world map that is rooted in 1548 world map by Gastaldi, but with a major addition of an enormous south polar continent labeled "Antarcticus". While it shows the continents as best understood with major rivers and some nations, there are some significant distortions and speculation that occur throughout. The expanse of the south polar continent appears to include what could be the northern portions of Australia as well as islands of the East Indies. Shirley 110.

    Condition is very good. Image size is 7 x 10.25 (inches).