1590 Ortelius - Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacentium Typus
SOLD: 1590 Ortelius map of Southeast Asia in original colors
Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacentium Typus
Abraham Ortelius, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
50 x 35.5 cm (19.7 x 14 in)
Original hand color
Fine example of Ortelius's map of southeast Asia, Japan, and the Philippines. The map includes Beach and other information drawn from Marco Polo, as well as portions of the west coast of North America, including several mythical names in California. It is based upon Mercator's world map of 1569. Sumatra and Java are heavily oversized, and the Philippines are incomplete and without the Northern island of Luzon. The mermaids are based on those occurring on Diego Gutierrez map of America.
Good condition, with restoration to some small marginal tears and a longitudinal tear.
Broecke, Marcel Van den. Ortelius Atlas Maps: an illustrated guide. Houten: Hes & de Graaf, 2011, p. 166.
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