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Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Title: Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio; Ludoico Teisera Auctore.
Published in: Antwerp, Robert Bruneau, 1609
   
Size: 14.1 x 19.2 inches.
35.7 x 48.7 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured.
Condition: In very good condition.
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This landmark map was the first map of Japan published in a European atlas. Ortelius received the map from Ludovico Teixeira, a Portuguese Jesuit cartographer and mathematician.
While Teixeira had not personally traveled to Japan, he obviously had access to Japanese sources as the map presents the first reasonably accurate and recognizable depiction of the island nation with numerous Japanese place names. Korea appears as an island tapering to a point labeled Punta dos ladrones.

The map is elegantly embellished with three large galleons, two elaborate cartouches and a boldly engraved border. This influential map was to become the basis for many other cartographer's maps of Japan for more than fifty years.
From the rare Spanish edition of Abraham Ortelius’ ‘Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’, published by Vrientius. Spanish text on verso.

Abraham Ortelius (1527-98), was a famous Dutch cartographer, and publisher of the first modern atlas, the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' in 1570. Editions ran up till 1612. He also produced an atlas of ancient cartography; the 'Parergon', and a pocket atlas, the 'Epitome'. ¤
Reference:  v.d.Broecke, Ortelius, map 165, Karrow, Mapmakers of the 16th Cent.,1/198



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