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1570 , 'Typus orbis terrarum' Ortelius , UTAS Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania, Australia.

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Abstract

'Typus orbis terrarum' Ortelius ?1570

The world in one elongated sphere, including New Guinea 'recently discovered'. Terra Australis nondum congnita [southern land not yet known] in strip along bottom. Includes indication of northern Australia and 'Beach'. Next to New Guinea is note in Latin 'but uncertain whether it is an island or part of the continent of Australia'.
Paper folio (48 cm x 32 cm) from Atlas. Dutch text on the back. Quotation from Cicero at foot.
Royal Society Map Collection RS.Mp/3

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Keywords: Tasmania, Royal Society of Tasmania, science, natural science, social history, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, Van Diemen's Land, world, maps
Publisher: UTAS Special & Rare Collections, The Royal Society of Tasmania
Collections: Royal Society Collection
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