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China. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio auctore Ludovico Georgio.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
1353
Sold for:
$3,690$3,000

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Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

China. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis, nova descriptio auctore Ludovico Georgio. Antwerp: Ortelius, 1584. First edition, first state, without the additional text "La Philippinas" added above "Sinus Magnus"; double-page folio map, engraved with old hand-coloring, text in italic type in Latin on one sheet, other sheet verso blank; ownership stamps and marks on verso of blank sheet, marginal paper repairs on verso, matted and framed, 19 1/4 x 15 1/4 in.

N.B. This first issue, published in 1584, was the first western map of China drawn directly from reports, in this case collected by the Portuguese map-maker Ludovicus Georgius [aka: Luis Jorge de Barbuda] (1564-1613?). It is also the earliest printed map to include the Great Wall of China, and the first to have China as its main focus.
Estimate $2,000-2,500


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Keywords

Luis Jorge de Barbuda, Ludovico Georgio, Antwerp, China, Abraham Ortelius, Book design, Folio, Luiz Jorge de Barbuda, Printing, Publishing, Recto and verso

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