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ORTELIUS, A. - Indiae Orientalis Insularemque.

ORTELIUS, A. - Indiae Orientalis Insularemque.
Indiae Orientalis Insularemque. - ORTELIUS, A.
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Title : Indiae Orientalis Insularemque..
Map maker : ORTELIUS, A..
Date : Antwerp, 1584.
Size : 13.6 x 19.5 inches. / 34.5 x 49.5 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Covering all of South East, China, Japan (Kyushu and Honshu shown as one peculiar circular-shaped Island) and the West Coast of North America. The Northern coasts of New Guinea are shown with a note announcing the uncertainty as to whether it is an Island or part of the Southern Continent of Terra Australis.
Like most cartographers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Ortelius drew primarily on the reports of Marco Polo for his maps of Asia. The map is attractively embellished with the Portuguese coat of arms top left and by vignettes of mirror-gazing mermaids and a galleon under attack from ferocious sea monster upper right.
Latin text on verso.
Clancy, map 5: OAG ill.11D. Van den Broecke, Ortelius, 166.
Condition : Paper slightly age toned, with some very light browning in right hand corner. A good impression.

ID: 42992

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