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Abraham ORTELIUS (1528 - 1598)
Asiae Nova Descriptio
1574. " Seconda versione della carta dell'Asia di Abraham Ortelius, inserita negli esemplari del ""Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"" di Ortelius a partire dal 1574. Deriva dalla mappa murale del continente dello stesso Ortelius, a sua volta basata sulle mappe di Giacomo Gastaldi (1559-1561). Esemplare tratto dall'edizione latina del 1603, edita da J. B. Vrients. Incisione in rame, finemente colorata a mano, fori di tarlo restaurati ai margini, per il resto in perfetto stato di conservazione. Bibliografia: Suarez, T., Early Mapping of South-East Asia, p. 164-170. Lutz, W., Japan: A Cartographic Vision: European Printed Maps from teh early 16th to the19th Century, 11C. Quirino, C., Philippine Cartography,1320-1899, p. 76. Clancy, R., The Mapping of Terra Australis, 1.12. Yeo, J., Mapping the Continent of Asia, #5. Van Der Krogt, Peter C. J., Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, AN: 8000:31A. Cortazzi, H., Isles of Gold: Antique Maps of Japan, pl. 19." " Second version of Ortelius' map of Asia, pinted from 1574 in the ""Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"". Example from the latin edition of 1603. A fine example with fine later hand colour, showing perfectly repaired worm holes in the margins, otherwise, very good condition. Covers from Europe and Africa eastward to include all of Asia, the East Indies, Japan, and parts of New Guinea and Australia. From west to east, this map offers numerous elements worthy of further study. The Caspian Sea, according to the convention of the time, is presented on an east-west rather than north-south axis. Arabia is projected in a distended form. Further east in wester … [Click Below for Full Description]
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