Auction 140, Lot 751

"China Regio Asie", Ortelius/Galle

Subject: China

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.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light toning and a small worm track in right blank margin, far from map image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/23/2012