15 July 2005
ABRAHAM ORTELIUS (1527-1598)
[Central Asia] Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni typis. [Antwerp: c.1590]. Hand-coloured engraved map, plate size: 306 x 475mm, elaborate title cartouche.
The first printed map of the northwest and the Tartary, from Ortelius's influential atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The map depicts Japan, and is noted for its representation of California, the Sierra Nevada and present day Alaska.
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