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Auction 135, Lot 622

"Asiae Nova Desc.", Ortelius/Marchetti

Subject: Asia

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.

Condition: A

There are some printer's ink smudges in the margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/16/2011