ABRAHAM ORTELIUS.
Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.
In Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Antwerp, 1570.

ABRAHAM ORTELIUS or Ortel (1527-1598) was a rare book dealer in Antwerp. In 1564 he produced a world map that, influenced by Jacques Cartier's discoveries in 1534-41, showed the St. Lawrence River as a gateway to the Pacific Ocean. Ortelius was generally more of a compiler and publisher of maps and atlases than a cartographer, although he is considered second only to Gerhard Mercator among Flemish cartographers.

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