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Asiae Nova Descriptio
Antwerp :. 1574.. Maps. Very good overall. The Middle East to Nova Guinea, with part of the coast line of Australia ('Terrae Incognitae') at the extreme lower right. Based on Ortelius' own 1567 wall map of Asia, from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Van den Broecke Ort #6 "Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number: 1574L3 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm, last line, centered like 2 lines above it: nem in maiori Tabula ante tres annos edidimus". It has the capital "F" in La Farfana, and the town "Ara" is still present above Aden. A total of only 1,675 of this edition were printed, compared to the more common Ort 7 edition. Image size:19 3/4 x 14 3/4". With an ornate cartouche and sailing ships. Latin text on verso. Paper size: 21 x 16 1/2". Copper engraving with original hand color. A very small burn hole at the ocean south of Japan; a defect in the plate at the lower edge to the right of the cartouche creating a short black line.
      [Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints]
Last Found On: 2013-07-26           Check availability:      Biblio    

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