Auction 117, Lot 772

"Iaponia Insula", Ortelius/Vrients

Subject: Japan

Period: 1602 (published)

Publication: Breve compendio dal theatro

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. Italian text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 86-87; Walter OAG-9.

Condition: B

Couple of minor spots, else very good.

Estimate: $425 - $500


Closed on 12/6/2006