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Old antique map of Tartary, the Northern Pacific, Japan and Northern America, by A. Ortelius.

Item number:02667
Category:Antique maps > asia > asia - continent
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Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni Typus. - A. Ortelius, 1595.


Old map of Tartary, the Northern Pacific, Japan and Northern America, by A. Ortelius.

Date of the first edition: 1570
Date of this map: 1598

Copper engraving
Size: 35.5 x 47.5cm (13.8 x 18.5 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: Contemporary old coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 3, 8050:31; Van den Broecke, 163.3; Burden 41; Wagner, 81; Karrow, 1/67.

From: Ortelius A. Théâtre de l'Univers. Antwerp, Plantin Press, 1598. (Van der Krogt 3, 31:351)

"This is a very early depiction of the northern Pacific. Its main feature is the STRETTO DI ANIAN. This increased the public awareness of the 1561 Giacomo Gastaldi theory of a strait between the continents of Asia and America. At its southern entrance an enlarged Japan dominates, below which a note states that a large amount of the information in Asia emanates from the writings of Marco Polo. The west coast of North America differs from his map of America in that the peninsula is broader, some different names appear, and others are lacking." (Burden)

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