1590 Ortelius - Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacentium Typus

SOLD: 1590 Ortelius map of Southeast Asia in original colors

Title:

Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacentium Typus

Map maker:

Abraham Ortelius, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Place and Year:

Antwerp, 1590

Dimensions:

50 x 35.5 cm (19.7 x 14 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Original hand color

Condition Rating:

VG

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DETAILS

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.

CONDITION NOTES

Good condition, with restoration to some small marginal tears and a longitudinal tear.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00370

REFERENCES

Broecke, Marcel Van den. Ortelius Atlas Maps: an illustrated guide. Houten: Hes & de Graaf, 2011, p. 166.

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