Auction 112, Lot 634

"China, Regio Asiae", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: China

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.


Condition: A

Tear in right margin closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/28/2005