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Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Title: Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis. . .
Published in: Antwerp, 1608
   
Size: 14.4 x 18.5 inches.
36.6 x 46.9 cm.
Coloring:

Coloured.
Condition: Repair of split lower part center fold, 5cm. Into engraved area. Repair of 3cm. tear, with remains of discolouration of old tape, next to title cartouche. For the rest in very good condition.
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The first printed map of China. It is signed by Ludovico Georgio, whose real name was Luis Jorge de Barbuda. He was a Portuguese Jesuit cartographer and besides that a spy for his Spanish employers. He also produced an early history of China from which of the information for this map must have been drawn.
The outline shows the region horizontally orientated with north to the right of the page and includes parts of Indo-China, the Philippines and most of Japan. The Great Wall of China is shown as are the Tartar yurts or traveling tents dotted across the plains and steppes of Central and Eastern Asia. Notable is the illustration in eastern China of the wheeled sail machines.
Reference: Broecke, Ortelius 164



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