Auction 111, Lot 707

"Tartariae sive Magni Chami Regni Typus", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: North Pacific Ocean

Period: 1588 (published)

Publication: Epitome du theatre

Color: Black & White

4.1 x 3 inches
10.4 x 7.6 cm

This tiny map is the reduced version of the earliest map to focus on the North Pacific. While designed to illustrate the expansive Kingdom of the Great Khan in Asia, its main feature is the Stretto di Anian and covers northern Russia, China, and Japan, which is located just off the American shore.


Condition: A

Couple of faint red pencil marks, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/8/2005