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Tartariae Siue Magni Chami Regni Typus

Tartariae Siue Magni Chami Regni Typus : A. Ortelius / P. Galle

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A finely engraved reduced size version of Abraham Ortelius's important map of northeast Asia, the northern Pacific and the North American northwest - essentially the first map to focus on the north west passage. For its time the map was remarkably prescient, being a far more accurate depiction of the region than many produced later. To satisfy the popular demand for printed information, miniature versions of Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum", suitable for carrying in the pocket were produced containing precise reductions of the important original maps. Small wormhole in blank margin. CURRENTLY ON EXHIBITION AT: World Antiquarian Book Plaza, Nihonbashi 2-3-10, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8245 - Consequently delivery may be delayed.
mapmakers: A. Ortelius   P. Galle  
place and date of publication: Antwerp 1577-1589
medium and colour: copperplate, Uncoloured
size in mm: 80 by 110mm (3.25 by 4.25 inches).
ref: 23979

Price: £ 120

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