Lot 532 of 576:
Ortelius map of East Indies 1570  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$3,300
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
Indiae Orientalis Insularumque Adjacientium Typus
Author:
Ortelius, Abraham
Place:
[Antwerp]
Publisher:
Date:
1570-
Description:

Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 34.3x46.6 cm. (13½x18¼").

Southeast Asia including India, the Indonesian archipelago, Philippines, Indochina, Japan, etc.; Korea is not shown, but a portion of the American coast is shown, Quivira among the few places named there. Several sea monsters, sailing ships and two mermaids adorn the oceans. Based on Mercator's world map of 1569. Latin text on verso, the initial hand-colored. With a crossed arrow watermark, dated by Lester as 1579. Karrow 1/68.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some of the coloring around the Philippines is oddly smeared, not obtrusive and perhaps purposeful; very good or better, coloring bright, an attractive map.
 
Item number:
271924
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