"Asiae Nova Desc.", Ortelius/Marchetti
Period: 1598 (published)
Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo
Color: Hand Color
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm
This little map is a reduced version of Ortelius' important map of Asia with its distinctive 'kite-shaped' Japan. It is from the miniature Ortelius atlas produced in Italy. Printed on a full sheet (5.3 x 7.3") of Italian text,
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 78-79.
There are some printer's ink smudges in the margins.