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ORTELIUS, A. - Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus.

ORTELIUS, A. - Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus.
Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1579.
Size : 13.8 x 19.7 inches. / 35.0 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Famous milestone map of South-East Asia, China, Japan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The map also includes parts of the West Coast of North America, including several mythical names in California. Names Cincapura (Singapore). With a partial New Guinea containing a note which questions whether it is an island or part of the Southern Continent, and "Beach, pars continentis Australis!"
While it was the most up-to-date map of the region available it still had many mistakes: Sumatra and Java are oversized, the Philippines are incomplete, and Japan consists of one big landmass and many tiny islands.

Decorated with mermaids based on Diego Gutierrez's map, sea monsters attacking a sailing ship, large title cartouche, and the coats.

Broecke, Ort 166.
Condition : 1579 Latin edition, with page number 84 below "quidam".
Mostly very good impression, printed on good paper with crossed arrows watermark. With repaired tears to left side (affecting border only), right side (into ocean area), central fold, and a short tear to title.
Central fold with small loss at the damaged area on top. Overall still a nice copy of this rare map. Clean map, no foxing, hardly any soiling or staining.
Attractive color.

ID: 91962

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