Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio

Name of map     : Chinae, olim Sinarum Regionis, nova descriptio

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)


Edition         : 1584 Latin third additamentum), p.101 (handwritten);


Stock number    : 5160

Map number      : 164; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 97


State number of plate: 1

Estimated number of copies printed: 4425

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 144

Area displayed  : China, Japan, part of Philippines. West on top


Plate size      : 367 x 470 mm;

Paper size      : 432 x 545 mm


Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   :  off white;

Age of map color:  old original color;

     colors used:  yellow, pink, green, blue, red;

  general color appearance: lively and expressive;


   margins    : split in bottom centerfold backed;

   plate area : none;

   verso      : none;

Overall quality : perfect/EXCELLENT/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

Additional remarks: the first map of China ever to appear in a Western atlas, in the rare first state;

Price           :  € Euro  5750

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