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ORTELIUS, A. - Japoniae insulae descriptio.

ORTELIUS, A. -  Japoniae insulae descriptio.
Japoniae insulae descriptio. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Japoniae insulae descriptio..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1595-1612.
Size : 14.0 x 19.1 inches. / 35.6 x 48.4 cm.
Colouring : In attractive colours.

Description :The first printed map of Japan to appear in an atlas, in a first state. It was drawn by the Portuguese Jesuit Luiz Teixeira and depicts Korea as an island. Japan was probably identified with the island Zipangu , described by Marco Polo in the 13th. century.
Page number on verso is 107, published in 1601.
A statement in the upper right corner reads, "Cum Imperatorio, Regio, et Brabantić privilegio decennali. 1595," which gave the Royal and Brabant privilege for ten years, beginning in 1595.
Milestone map of Japan. It retained its influence until more than fifty years later when a new milestone map appeared, the Martini map of 1655.
Very attractive' period-correct, colours.
Campbell 2: Cortazzi, plate 25: OAG 5.
Condition : Some slight discoloration along center fold. For the rest a fine copy. Wide margins. From a Latin text edition.

ID: 28281

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