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Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio, 1570

 Item — Drawer: 122 : L : 4, Section: 3
Identifier: 2020-SC-024-007
Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio
Americae sive novi orbis, nova descriptio

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The collection contains 26 maps of the New World, dating 1541-1778, which illustrate the progression of European geographic knowledge about Virginia and North America from the 16th through the 18th centuries


  • 1570


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


1 Sheets : 1 map ; hand colored ; 51 x 37 cm, on sheet 54 x 39 cm

Language of Materials


Materials Specific Details

Scale not determined. Relief shown pictorially. Shows latitude and longitude lines, and equinoctial circle (equator). Cardinal points are marked as "Septentrio, Oriens, Merides, Occidens". Includes ornamental title cartouche, "Americae Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio". Includes illustrations.

Physical Description

slight yellowing

Created / Published

Antwerp : Abraham Ortelius, 1570

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121