1574 Asiae Nova Descriptio

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Collections: Vintage Maps of Asia

Category: 16th Century, Ortelius

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By: Abraham Ortelius
Date: 1574 (published) Antwerp 
Original Size 19 x 14.5 inches (48.25 x 36.83 cm)
This is a reproduction of an alluring hand colored example of Ortelius's map of Asia from his first modern world atlas " Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" published only in Latin. Much of the continent is dominated by Tartaria. India is presented as a rather unusual shape. Japan is severely misprojected and New Guinea is shown to be of enormous size with the possibility of being connected to Australia. The map is richly embellished with cities towns mountains rivers and lakes as it extends as far west as Asia Minor and northeastern Africa. Sailing ships in the Pacific add decorative elements to the work.
Inventory #18437

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