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(SALE) Antique map of Japan Korea / Virtual Map Fair

€1,900.00

Title: [Rare Antique Map of Japan] Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio; Ludoico Teisera Auctore.
Author: Ortelius, A.
PlaceAndYear: Antwerp, Robert Bruneau, 1609.
Description: Abraham Ortelius(1527-98), Dutch cartographer and publisher of the first modern atlas, ' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' in 1570. Editions till 1612. Also an atlas of ancient cartography, the ' Parergon' and a pocket atlas, the ' Epitome'. This landmark map was the first map of Japan published in a European atlas. Ortelius received the map from Ludovico Teixeira, a Portuguese Jesuit cartographer and mathematician. While Teixeira had not personally traveled to Japan, he obviously had access to Japanese sources as the map presents the first reasonably accurate and recognizable depiction of the island nation with numerous Japanese place names. Korea appears as an island tapering to a point labeled Punta dos ladrones. The map is elegantly embellished with three large galleons, two elaborate cartouches and a boldly engraved border. This influential map was to become the basis for many other cartographer's maps of Japan for more than fifty years. From the rare Spanish edition of Abraham Ortelius’ ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’, published by Vrientius. Ref.: v.d.Broecke, Ortelius, map 165, Karrow, Mapmakers of the 16th Cent.,1/198.
Dimensions: 357 x 487 mm
Reference: v.d.Broecke, Ortelius, map 165; Karrow, Mapmakers of the 16th Cent.,1/198.
Colouring: attractive later colouring
Condition: very good
/>PRICE REDUCED FROM EURO 2800.- TO EURO 1900.-. COSTS ARE EXTRA
  • Number: 1010451
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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