"Iaponia Insula", Ortelius/Galle
Period: 1598 (circa)
Publication: Epitome de Theatre de monde…
Color: Black & White
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm
Charming miniature map of Japan based on Ortelius' seminal map from early Portuguese sources. The sea is stipple engraved and the title is contained in a strapwork cartouche. French text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 64-65; Walter OAG-8.
Lightly toned with a dark impression and some soil in margins.