1609 – A. Ortelius – China, regio Asiae
Title: “China, regio Asiae.”
Very nice 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. The map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been co-engravers of Ortelius’ folio Theatrum. This map comes from miniature atlas “Epitome theatri orbis terrarum” published by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius (1527 – 1598)
Sheet size: 17,2 x 12,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition! Strong print and paper. Hand colouring!
This is a genuine antique map published in 1609 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!