Auction 126, Lot 713

"Iaponia Insula", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: Japan

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.

Condition: B+

Lightly toned with a dark impression and some soil in margins.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/3/2008