Item #76555 Asiae Nova Descriptio. Map, Abraham ORTELIUS.

Asiae Nova Descriptio

[Antwerp, Plantin, from the second version of the plate, re-engraved circa 1574].

A hand-coloured engraved map from Ortelius' groundbreaking 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', considered the first modern geographical atlas, 'produced in thirty-one editions between 1570 and 1612' (David Parry: 'The Cartography of the East Indian Islands', 2005). Archivally mounted, ready for framing; visible image size 370 × 490 mm; extensive hand-colouring; in fine condition. 'Terrae Incognitae Australis Pars' makes an appearance in the bottom right corner.

Item #76555

Price (AUD): $2,200.00

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