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Old antique map of Tartary, by Abraham Ortelius.

Item number:26622
Category:Antique maps > asia > asia - continent
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Price: 1400 Euro ($1554 / £1232)
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Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni Typus. - Abraham Ortelius, 1601.


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

Date of the first edition: 1570
Date of this map: 1601

Copper engraving, printed on paper.
Size (not including margins): 35.5 x 47.5cm (13.8 x 18.5 inches)
Verso text: Latin
Condition: Original coloured, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+
References: Van der Krogt 3, 8050:31; Van den Broecke, 163.3; Burden 41.

From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Abrahami Ortelii Antverp. Geographi Regii. Antwerpen, Plantin Press, 1601. (Van der Krogt 3, 1:052)

"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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