1599 – A. Ortelius – China, regio Asiae


Title:                      “China, regio Asiae.

Rare miniature map of China, the map is oriented with north to the right and extends into parts of Indo-China, the Philippines and part of Japan. The Great Wall is prominently delineated and several huge lakes and rivers dominate the geography.

Comes from the pocket atlas ‘Delle Relationi Universali…’ engraved by Pietro Marchetti (best known for plagiarizing Ortelius miniature atlas) published by Giovanni Botero in Bergamo, 1599.

Cartographer:             Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598)​
Sheet size:                    21,2 x 15,7 cm
Year:                               1599
Technique:                  copper engraving

Good condition. Attractive hand coloring. Watermarked paper.

This is an original antique map published in 1599 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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