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ARNOLDI, A.di. / FLORIMI, M. - Asia..

ARNOLDI, A.di. / FLORIMI, M. - Asia..
Asia.. - ARNOLDI, A.di. / FLORIMI, M.
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Title : Asia...
Map maker : ARNOLDI, A.di. / FLORIMI, M..
Date : Siena, 1600.
Size : 14.4 x 18.7 inches. / 36.7 x 47.6 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Very rare map of Asia executed by the Flemish artist and cartographer Fiamengo Arnoldo di Arnoldi, who was working in Bologna and Siena, at the end of the 16th century.
Besides of making two exceptionally rare world maps, Tooley notes the production of a set of maps of the 4 continents. This map is from that set. Interestingly, the Arnoldi's world map draws its information and outline from Plancius' 18 sheet wall map of 1592. The outline of Asia on that map is notable particularly for the strange crescent-shaped Japan drawn from the Portuguese portolan charts of Fernao Vaz Dourado and his contemporaries.
This map of Asia draws its outline from the earlier Ortelius map of Asia, although it has been updated, most notably in South East Asia and the Philippines.
This is improved with the emergence of the island of Luzon and numerous other islands in the archipelago in addition to Ortelius' original Mindano, also naming Manila (Maniglia). Annotations in fine italic script describe China, Japan and the Moluccas. Including galleons and ferocious sea monsters in the seas.
Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia,19.
Condition : Some very light marginal water staining. Good impression. Very good throughout.

ID: 39477

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