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ORTELIUS, A. - Asiae Nova Descriptio.

ORTELIUS, A. -  Asiae Nova Descriptio.
ORTELIUS, A. - Asiae Nova Descriptio.
Date: Antwerp, 1580/1589
Size: 370 x 490 mm.
Colouring: In attractive colours.
Condition: Generally in good condition. Lower right margin short and shaving the neatline, now remargined for protective reason. German text on verso. Dark impression.

Description

Second state. Ortelius' fine map of Asia well represents the continent at a time when Europeans were expanding their power in the far east.
The Indian subcontinent and Malaysian peninsula are easily recognizable. Ceylon and Sumatra are correctly placed. The Philippines are distorted and Japan is too far north and incorrectly orientated, with the embryonic outline of the three main islands and with the Ryukus and Taiwan appearing as a tail of islands to the south of the archipelago.
2,000€
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  • Reference N°: 40396
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