Antique Map Auction Sale No. 127 - closed 2/25/2009
A finely engraved double hemisphere map based on Rumold Mercator's great map of 1587. It includes a large southern continent, no Korean peninsula, the "kite" shaped Japan, and several mythical islands in the North Atlantic. The engraving is in the Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and simple border. This map originally appeared in Rosaccio's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia in 1598, and subsequently in Lasor a Varea's Universus Terranam Orbis Scriptorum (with T.2.pag.284 printed at the top right).