"China Regio Asie", Ortelius/Galle
Period: 1595 (circa)
Publication: L'Epitome du Theatre
Color: Hand Color
4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm
This is the miniature version of Ortelius' important map focusing on China. The map is oriented with north to the right and extends to include parts of Indo-China. The Great Wall is prominently delineated and several huge lakes and rivers dominate the interior. A portion of Japan appears at bottom center. French text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 64-65.
Watermarked paper with light toning and a small worm track in right blank margin, far from map image.