Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus. Abraham Ortelius.
Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus.
Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus.

Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus.

Antwerp: 1573. Original hand color map of Tartary (Asia), showing China and Japan and 'Mare Cin', with the 'Stretto di Anian', one of the earliest representations of the Bering Strait. With California shown at the end of Baja Peninsula. Based on Ortelius' 1564 wall map of the world, with information derived from the explorations of Marco Polo (whose name is cited in several of the text blocks) and from Portuguese missionaries in Japan. With two large ornate cartouches, sailing ships, flying fish, vignettes and an ornate decorative border. Latin text on verso of the right side, with the number 62 at the lower right. Image size:18 1/2 x 13 3/4. Paper size: 20 3/4 x 16 1/2". Original color with crisp impression marks, printed slightly askew, very good + condition. Van den Broecke, M. #163; Burden, P.D. #41; Wheat, C.I. (TM) #16; Wagner, H. (NW) #81; Walter, L. #11E. From 'Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 163', this map is 1573L(B)62, of which 40 copies were printed. Item #15840

Price: $1,800.00

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