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Gutiérrez, Diego
['AMERICAE SIVE QUARTAE ORBIS PARTIS NOVA ET EXACTISSIMA DESCRIPTION'. ANTWERP: GUTIÉRREZ AND HIERONYMUS COCK, 1562 (BUT 1630?)]
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Gutiérrez, Diego
['AMERICAE SIVE QUARTAE ORBIS PARTIS NOVA ET EXACTISSIMA DESCRIPTION'. ANTWERP: GUTIÉRREZ AND HIERONYMUS COCK, 1562 (BUT 1630?)]
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 25,000 USD
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Gutiérrez, Diego
['AMERICAE SIVE QUARTAE ORBIS PARTIS NOVA ET EXACTISSIMA DESCRIPTION'. ANTWERP: GUTIÉRREZ AND HIERONYMUS COCK, 1562 (BUT 1630?)]
One engraved mapsheet only (of 6), being the middle left, or Central American, sheet (19 1/8 x 27 3/4 in.; 485 x 682 mm), engraved by Hieronymus Cock, partially handcolored in outline, decorative elements (sea monster, ships under sail, volcano) colored in full; some light marginal staining, wrinkling, and repair, minor repair and one tiny wormhole at central vertical crease. Handsomely framed and double-glazed with UVIII Plexiglass. 
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Literature

Burden 32; 'World Encompassed' 229

Catalogue Note

An important sheet from the earliest large wall map of the Americas—the "fourth part of the world"—and one of the first printed maps to employ the place name California: "C[ape]. California" is located on the southern tip of Baja California.

This Gutiérrez-Cock collaboration is also extraordinarily rare: only two complete copies are known, in the Library of Congress and the British Library. Diego Gutiérrez was a Spanish cosmographer and cartographer of the Casa de la Contratación; this office gave him access to all of the contemporary Spanish charts and maps, although 'Americae sive quartae orbis partis' demonstrates familiarity with Portuguese and Italian explorations and discoveries.

The present sheet is significant not only for including the toponym California, but for its recognition of the Amazon River system. The date 1630 has been added to the cartouche of this sheet, as it was on an uncolored copy of this sheet published "for identification" in 'Map Collectors' Circle' no. 34, plate 23; Burden calls that date curious. The present sheet appears to have one time been bound as part of a book or atlas.

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