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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 original colours

Description :The first printed map of Japan to appear in an atlas. 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 "120"; V.d.Broecke does not mention a Spanish text edition with this page number.
Milestone map of Japan.
Campbell 2; Cortazzi, plate 25; OAG 5.
Condition : Slightly age toned. Brown spots in lower margin. Wide margins. On three places some paper thinness not affecting image.

ID: 05819

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