Catalog Archive
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
New! Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

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