1601 Ortelius - Tartaria

SOLD: 1601 Ortelius miniature map of Tartaria with the Great Wall

Title:

Tartaria

Map maker:

Abraham Ortelius / Michel Coignet, Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum

Place and Year:

Antwerp, 1601

Dimensions:

12.2 x 8.4 cm (4.8 x 3.3 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG

0.00
sold out
Add To Cart

DETAILS

Charming miniature map covering the northern part of Asia. Korea is depicted as a long peninsula protected by the kingdom of China and the Great Wall.

The map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. The maps were copied from Philip Galle's 1598 edition of the Epitome and were considered superior to Galle's maps. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published in Antwerp by Jan van Keerbergen.

Verso Text: Latin

CONDITION NOTES

A nice impression and attractive color on watermarked paper with a chip in top right corner that has been professionally repaired with old paper.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00283

REFERENCES

King (2nd ed.) pp. 86-87; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8050:333.

RELATED ITEMS

There are no related items to show