Indiae orientalis ... .

Creator

Date Created

1570

Identifier

University of Otago Library Atlases: Dbl Oversize [Ref] - G1006 O7 1570
s4

Publisher

Lausanne : Sequoia.

Description

Abraham Ortelius (1527-98), rightly called the 'Father of Modern Cartography', developed the idea of assembling a compendium of maps to form an atlas. The first edition of his "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" was published in 1570 and it was a great success. This facsimile edition depicts China and Japan, albeit with a rather bulbous island of Honshu, and a much diminished and broken version of Hokkaido, Shikoku and Kyushu. Ortelius prided himself on using the best possible sources for the maps and the textual descriptions; later sixteenth century editions depicted the Great Wall of China.

Contributor

Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598

Format

Maps
Lithographs

Extent

420 mm

Temporal Coverage

Source

Theatrum orbis terrarum (Lausanne : Sequoia, 1964), fol. 48.

Language

lat

Is Part Of

Theatrum orbis terrarum

Is Referenced By

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gnrlort.html

Is Version Of

Theatrum orbis terrarum. Antwerp, 1570

Relation

Facsimile

Files

s4.jpg

Collection

Citation

Aalbers, B. J., “Indiae orientalis ... .,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed January 28, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6007.