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Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Title: Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni typus.
Published in: Antwerp, 1598
   
Size: 13.8 x 18.6 inches.
35.0 x 47.2 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: Very good example with a dark and clear impression. Good margins. Faint spotting and light soiling. A few small soft creases.
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The famous and important map of Tartary, Japan, and the west coast of North America, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terarrum, the first modern atlas of the World.

The map is the earliest obtainable map to name California, and includes the 7 cities of Cibola in the Southwestern US, but only 6 cities are actually shown.
The Straits of Anian are also named. Includes a curious treatment of Japan, and much detail in Tartary, Russia and China, including a note about Marco Polo .

Richly decorated with several vignettes, two decorative cartouches, sailing ships, and a flying fish. Vignettes depict the tents of the Tartar kings. The map is annotated in Latin and has French text on verso.
Reference: Ort 163 - 1598F106.



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