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Abraham Ortelius: Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio

Map: SEAS4865
 
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: Iaponiae Insulae Descriptio
Date: 1598
Published: Antwerp
Width: 20 inches / 51 cm
Height: 15 inches / 39 cm
Map ref: SEAS4865
Description:
The first European map of Japan from the first modern atlas. Based on the manuscript provided by Ludovico Teixera, map maker to the court of the King of Portugal who in turn received it from the surveys of the Jesuits in Japan. Embellished with three large ships and portraying Korea as an island, it was hugely influential and the standard source map for the country until 1655. Original hand colour. [SEAS4865]