"Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adiacientium Typus". South East Asia, including Japan, Borneo, India, Java, and "Beach" (Australia).From the celebrated "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". This edition published with Spanish text on the verso. References: Van Den Broecke #166, Suarez pp 164-9. Printed on watermarked paper with more recent colouring.
Small loss above New Guinea and Java and an archivally repaired centerfold separation at the bottom. Small restorations to the border. This beautiful Map depicts South East Asia and is one of the earliest representations of the region.Finely engraved, the map shows Europeans limited, but expanding knowledge of the region. Taiwan is depicted for the first time as I.
Formosa while America is also shown on the far right of the map with the cities of Quivira, Cicuie and Tiguex. Beach Pars, modern day Australia, is shown as a presumed part of the fabled great southern landmass described by Marco Polo. Japan is depicted in the famous "Shrimp form" and Java and borneo are particularly misshapen. The map is based on Mercator's 1569 World map and has many fine details. Sea monsters rise up from the deep and attack ships sailing across the Pacific, while a pair of mermaids are depicted to tempt sailors.The coat of arms of Portugal, the predominant power of the region at the time, is shown at the top left. A beautiful map of South East Asia and a cornerstone of any collection of the region. The item "Ortelius Indiae Orientalis 1588 Original South East Asia / Australia" is in sale since Thursday, May 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Asia Maps". The seller is "andrewt8002" and is located in Oxford.
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