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1609 – A. Ortelius – Iaponia Insula

Title:                      “Iaponia Insula.

Very nice miniature map of Japan, with major cities named, title cartouche at the bottom and the sea is stipple engraved.  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 12,2 cm
Year:                           1609
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!

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