Ortelius: Typus orbis terrarum [Map]

[Abraham Ortelius/Frans Hogenberg] Typus orbis terrarum / Franciscus Hogenbergus scupsit ([Antwerpen] : [s.n.], [1570?])

  • Digitized: e-rara.ch (DOI: 10.3931/e-rara-12844)
  • Note: Map, copper-plate, 25 x 50 cm [Ca. 1:87 000 000 along equator] W 180°-E 180°/N 90°-S 90°
  • Bibliographic reference: Robert W. Karrow: Mapmakers of the sixteenth century and their maps: bio-bibliographies of the cartographers of Abraham Ortelius, 1570 : based on Leo Bagrow’s A. Ortelii Catalogus cartographorum (Chicago; Published for The Newberry Library by Speculum Orbis Press 1993) 5.

This world map, which shows ‚Catayo‘ and ‚China‘, is part of Ortelius‘ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570-1589). The map is based on one by Gerhard Mercator, published in 1569. Cf. Lutz Walter (ed.): Japan mit den Augen des Westens gesehen. Gedruckte europpäische Landkarten vom frühen 16. bis zum 19. Jahrhundert. (München: Prestel 1994) p. 186, Nr. 11 B.

 

 

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