"China, Regio Asiae", Ortelius/Vrients
Period: 1609 (circa)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
This is the miniature version of Ortelius' important map focusing on China. The map is oriented with north to the right and extends to include parts of Indo-China. The Great Wall is prominently delineated and several huge lakes and rivers dominate the interior. Strapwork title cartouche at the bottom. Latin text on verso.
Tear in right margin closed with archival tape.