Antique map of the Asian continent by Abraham Ortelius. Shows Asia from the Mediterranean to the Pacific. With the Arabian Peninsula, India, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, Java, Borneo, Moluccas (Spice Islands), New Guinea and the Philippines.
Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche and two sailing ships. From the Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum published in 1579, Latin text on verso.
|Title||Asiae nova descriptio|
|Publisher, Year||Anthonis Coppens van Diest, Antwerp, 1579|
|Plate Size||36.9 x 48.2 cm (14.5 x 19.0 inches)|
|Sheet Size||44.7 x 56.0 cm (17.6 x 22.0 inches)|
|Reference||Van den Broecke, M.: Ortelius Atlas Maps, No. 7; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 8000:31B|
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