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ORTELIUS, A. - Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacentium Typus.

ORTELIUS, A. - Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacentium Typus.
Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacentium Typus. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacentium Typus..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1584.
Size : 15.7 x 21.3 inches. / 39.8 x 54.0 cm.
Colouring : Fine original color, possibly enhanced

Description :Finely originally hand coloured example of Ortelius' important and highly decorative map of Southeast Asia. The title is set in a decorative strapwork cartouche, coat of arms of Portugal, seas stippled and decorated with ships, whales and mermaids, window mount. One of the earliest maps of Southeast Asia and published in the first 'modern' atlas.
Based on Mercator’s world map of 1589 and Portuguese sources, the map includes Beach and other information drawn from Marco Polo. The East Indies are presented as a randomly scattered archipelago with Java and Borneo particularly misshapen. Taiwan is mapped for the first time as I. Fermosa in the 'tail' of a kite-shaped Japan.
Part of “Terra Australis Incognita” is shown emerging from the south and is named 'Beach'. The map also includes a portion of the West Coast of North America. From a Latin edition of the Atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". The privilegium is found in the lower right corner. The map is in contemporary colouring and of the highest level.
Condition : Perfect. wide margins. strong off-white paper


ID: 91872

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