"Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio", Lasor a Varea, Alphonsus
Period: 1713 (published)
Publication: Universus Terrarum Orbis
Color: Black & White
9.7 x 6.7 inches
24.6 x 17 cm
Originally engraved for Ptolemy's Geographia by Giuseppe Rosaccio in 1598, this map includes a large southern continent, no Korean peninsula, the "kite" shaped Japan, and several mythical islands. The engraving is in the Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and is a skillful reduction of Rumold Mercator's map of 1587.
References: Shirley #217.
A bit of printer's ink smudge, overall very good.