"Asia", Botero, Giovanni
Period: 1594 (circa)
Publication: Le Relationi Universali
Color: Black & White
9.2 x 6.3 inches
23.4 x 16 cm
This is an attractive copper engraved map based on Ortelius and Gastaldi. Japan appears as a huge island in the kite-shape popularized by Ortelius. Another prominent feature is the large New Guinea in the lower right corner of the map, which is separated from Terre incognitae Par Australis by a narrow straight. Engraved by Porro.
References: Yeo #16
Professional repair of minor fold separations in margins.