Asiae nova descriptio

This is a reduction of Ortelius's 1567 wall map of Asia. First published in Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, this map charts the island of Taiwan (I. Fermosa). Of note is the fictitious island of Java Minor just off the east coast of Java, a remnant of the influential Gastaldi map of 1561 and Mercator's world map of 1569. -- Dealer's description

 


Title
Asiae nova descriptio
Creator
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Subject
Geographical areas and countries
Asia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Publisher
1588 / 1612
Digital Description
application/pdf, 20376 KB, 1 map : engraved, hand color
Digitised images, All rights reserved, National Library Board Singapore, 2014