Abraham Ortelius Extremely Rare, Chinae Map. Dated 1584

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Seller: dounial (10,644) 100%, Location: Davenport, Iowa, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 372511867894 ABRAHAM ORTELIUS EXTREMELY RARE, CHINAE MAP. DATED 1584 WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT TO YOU FOR SALE THIS ABRAHAM ORTELIUS EXTREMELY RARE, CHINAE MAP. Old colored map of China by Abraham Ortelius. The map is oriented to the west, north is on the right side. This is the first map of China ever appeared in a western atlas. During the time of publication, this was by far the most accurate map of China know in the West. The map is based on a manuscript map of China by Luiz Jorge de Barbuda or Ludovicus Georgius which was given to Ortelius by Arias Montanus in 1580 (Meurer p. 111-112). To the north, the Great Wall is mentioned but underestimated in length by far, since only 400 miles are shown. Japan is based most likely on Portugiese charts of the time. Decorated with three beautiful cartouches, two galleons, a sea monster, four wind wagon, many tents, elephants and deer. German text on verso, with a transcription of four Chinese characters. 15.9 x 21.4 inches DESCRIPTION DISCLAIMER: If there is a complication with your purchase, please do not open a dispute. If you contact us DIRECTLY, we will solve the issue IMMEDIATELY. We have a 100 % UNCONDITIONAL GUARANTEE to return and refund you if you’re unsatisfied for whatever reason. No questions asked. Should you win an item, we kindly ask that you provide us with your phone number for shipping purposes so that the carrier may contact you if necessary. We also thank you kindly for your consideration. DO NOT DUPLICATE OR COPY! Template Made By: © InkFrog.com Auction Templates, Logos, Store fronts and more! inkfrog terapeak Listing and template services provided by inkFrog Condition: EXCELLENT CONDITION, NO CHIPS, CRACKS, OR RESTORATIONS.

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