Antwerp: Ortelius, Abraham, 1606. unbound. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 14" x 19" very good.
Exceptional map of Japan and Korea (shown as an island), based on Luis Teixeira's maps of the area from 1592. Highly accurate depiction of Japanese islands for this time period. Includes three beautifully detailed ships. From English edition of "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". English text on back. State 1. A few small tears along bottom edge. Abraham Ortelius (1527--1598), a Flemish cartographer and geographer, is widely regarded as one of the important and influential cartographers in history. He is known for his "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which was the first modern atlas.