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1 Ortelius, A./ Rare Antique Map of South East Asia Indiae Orien

€3,500.00

Author: Ortelius, A.
PlaceAndYear: Antwerp, 1570-1612.
Description: [Rare Old Antique Map of South East Asia] Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacientium Typus.
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'.
Abraham Ortelius influential map of the Far East is based on Mercator's world map of 1569. Depicting all of South East, China, Japan (Kyushu and Honshu shown as one peculiar circular-shaped Island) and the west coast of North America. The northern coasts of New Guinea are shown with a note announcing the uncertainty as to whether it is an Island or part of Terra Australis.
The map is attractively embellished with the Portuguese coat of arms top left and a strapwork title-cartouche.
From a latin edition. Ref.: v.d.Broecke, Ortelius, map 166.
Dimensions: 347 x 496 mm, fine later colouring, strong impression, excellent condition.
  • Number: 1737223 (5224)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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