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Old antique map of Southeast Asia by G. de Jode.

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Tertiae Partis Asiae quae modernis India orientalis dicitur acurata delineatio. Autore Iacobo Castaldo Pedemontano. - G. de Jode, 1593.


Old map of Southeast Asia by G. de Jode.

Cartographer: J. Gastaldi

Date of the first edition: 1578
Date of this map: 1593

Copper engraving
Size (not including margins): 33 x 50.5cm (12.9 x 19.7 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Original coloured, vertical crease along centrefold.
Condition Rating: A
References: Van der Krogt 3, 8400:32; Karrow, 30/92.2; Parry, Pl.3.15.

From: Speculum Orbis Terrae. Antwerpen, G. De Jode, 1593. (Van der Krogt 3, 2:02)

This map is almost an exact copy of Giacomo Gastaldi's two-sheet map of the region published in 1561 except that de Jode omits any suggestion of Japan, part of which is shown on Gastaldi's map at the extreme right-hand edge.

"In 1578 Gerard de Jode published his Speculum Orbis Terrarum, an atlas aimed at competing with the Theatrum of Ortelius. However, the latter had first been issued in 1570 and had already built a commanding market presence, and so despite de Jode's longer standing reputation the atlas did not sell very well. Only a dozen or so examples have survived. Undeterred, he made plans for another expanded edition, and upon his death in 1591 it was taken on by his son Cornelis. The Speculum Orbis Terrae of 1593 likewise did not sell well and was never reissued. Although more examples than the first edition have survived, it too is very scarce. Many of de Jode's maps are judged to be superior to those of Ortelius, both in detail and style." (Burden)

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