"Iaponia Insula", Ortelius/Coignet
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Epitome Theatri Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
Charming miniature map of Japan based on Ortelius' seminal map from early Portuguese sources. Title is in block-style cartouche. It was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. This series of maps was accompanied by text by Michel Coignet and was published by Jan B. Vrients. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Walter OAG-9.
Original color with light oxidation and sound paper.