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  ATLASES 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The Brescia pirate of Ortelius's pocket atlas]
Il Theatro del Mondo di Abraamo Ortelio... Brescia: Compagnia Bresciana, 1599, First Edition. Small 4to, modern half calf with marbled boards; pp. (viii)+217 (p. 145-6 repeated) +(14)(index); 109 maps printed in text. A few small tears, occasional old ink marginalia in Italian.
The first issue of this pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' pocket atlas, produced by Pietro M Marchetti. Apart from the first plate, a 'Carta Marina' after Giacomo Gastaldi, the maps reproduce the Philip Galle plates, probably copied from the official Italian-text edition of 1593. KOEMAN: ORT 69.
[Ref: 18696]    £6,500.00 ($8,073 • €7,358 rates)


  AMERICA 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The most famous map of the Americas, the cornerstone of any map collection]
America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1575, Latin text edition. Original colour. 355 x 480mm. Tears professionally repaired.
This map of America is one of the most important and influential maps of the continent published in the 16th century. This example is from the first of three copper plates, all engraved by Frans Hogenberg, and the third state, with the Azores now correctly named and the latitude number '230' erased. BURDEN: 39; VAN DEN BROECKE: 9, iii of iii.
[Ref: 12816]    £2,800.00 ($3,478 • €3,170 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The first printed map of the Pacific]
Maris Pacifici, (quod vulgo Mar del Zur) cum regionibus circumiacentibus, insulusque in eodem passim sparsis, novissima descriptio. Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition. 345 x 495mm. A near mint condition example with wide margins.
An early example of the most sought-after of Ortelius's atlas maps, first published only two years earlier. Engraved in 1589, it pre-dates the concept of California as an island, has a huge island of New Guinea and an unrecognisable Japan. The south Pacific is filled with a vignette of the 'Victoria', Magellan's ship: his route through the Magellan Straits is shown, with Terra del Fuego depicted as part of the huge 'Terra Australis'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 12.
[Ref: 15637]    £7,000.00 ($8,694 • €7,924 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius's third plate of the Americas]
America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1598, Latin text edition. 355 x 480mm. Excellent impression, wide margins.
Classic antique map of the Americas printed from the last of three plates, all engraved by Frans Hogenberg, now with the famous extra bulge in South America removed and an extra cartouche over Anian. There is an engraved date of 1587 bottom right, and examples of the plate appeared in atlases the same year. BURDEN: 39; VAN DEN BROECKE: 11.
[Ref: 13288]    £3,600.00 ($4,471 • €4,075 rates)


  ASIA 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Asia from an Italian pirate of Ortelius's epitome]
Asiae Nove Desc. Brescia, c.1598. Coloured. 80 x 105mm. Trimmed inside platemark, small margins
Asia, from an Italian pirate of Ortelius's Epitome. KOEMAN: Ort 69.
[Ref: 19627]    £120.00 ($149 • €136 rates)


 Far East 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Classic 16th century map of the East Indies in superb original colour]
Indiae Orientalis, Insularumque Adiacientium Typus. Antwerp: Christoph Plantin, 1595, Latin text edition. Fine original colour 350 x 500mm.
An early map of the East Indies, detailing India, China and Japan, Indochina and Indonesia. The Spice Islands are shown out of proportion, highlighting their importance. Top right, near an unrecognisable depiction of Japan, is the west coast of America; bottom right is a huge 'New Guinea; and bottom centre is the enigmatic 'Beach, pars continentis Australis'. The map has a decorative strapwork title, a banner containing a description of the Moluccas, and vignettes of mermaids and sea monsters attacking a galleon. The map was published in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', regarded as the first atlas in the modern sense of the word, with the maps designed to fit the book. A very fine example. VAN DEN BROECKE: 166; WALTER: 11d.
[Ref: 19475]    £4,250.00 ($5,279 • €4,811 rates)


 China 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius's landmark map of China]
Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio. auctore Ludovicio Georgio. Antwerp, 1608-12, Italian text edition. Original colour. 370 x 470mm. Laid on canvas to reinforce verdigris weaknesses.
The most decorative map of China. Oriented with north to the right, there are cartouches for the title, scale and privilege; on the map are elephants, Tartar tents and land-yachts. Japan has an extra landmass to the east, with its further reaches hidden by the scale cartouche. The Philippines appear, but with little accuracy or detail; they were not even named until the second state (c.1588). WALTER: 11f, illus; VAN DEN BROECKE: 164, state 3 of 3, with the Philippines named and some extra strengthening of the engraving.
[Ref: 15820]    £4,500.00 ($5,589 • €5,094 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius's landmark map of China in superb contemporary colour]
Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio. auctore Ludovicio Georgio. Antwerp: Plantin, 1595, Latin text edition. Original colour. 370 x 470mm. Lower centre fold repaired.
The most decorative map of China: oriented with north to the right, there are cartouches for the title, scale and privilege; on the map are elephants, Tartar tents and land-yachts. Japan has an extra landmass to the east, with its further reaches hidden by the scale cartouche. The Philippines appear, but with little accuracy or detail; they were not even named until the second state (c.1588). WALTER: 11f, illus; VAN DEN BROECKE: 164.
[Ref: 19477]    £6,000.00 ($7,452 • €6,792 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of China]
China Regio Asie. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of China, orientated with north to the right. Japan and the Philippines appear, both unrecognisable. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 18197]    £380.00 ($472 • €430 rates)


 Tartary 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Tartary]
Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni typus. Venice, c.1655. Coloured. 80 x 105mm.
A miniature map of Tartary. A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 70.
[Ref: 14687]    £150.00 ($186 • €170 rates)


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