[Rome] : [Petrus de Turre], [between 1478 and 1490]
Map — 1 map ; 29 x 54 cm, sheet 43 x 57
Petrus de Turre puchased Conrad Sweynheyms plates in 1490 to reissue the maps based on Claudius Ptolemy notes.
Ptolemaic Africa, with no suggestion of the Cape of Good Hope, and the Nile finishing in the 'Mountains of the Moon'. Published in the second edition of Angelus & Caldarini's version of Ptolemy, first published 1478, and indistinguishable from the first edition. An unusual feature of the series is the lettering, which is not engraved with a burin but stamped onto the plate.
Map — 1 map : hand colored, copper engraving ; 35 x 50 cm on sheet 42 x 55 cm
" ... Ortelius' map of SE Asia, Japan, and the Philippines, etc. The map includes Beach and other information drawn from Marco Polo.The map also includes a portion of the West Coast of North America, including several mythical names in California. Based upon Mercator's world map of 1569.The difficulty of mapping this archipelago was such, that for centuries to come maps of this area remain faulty. Sumatra and Java are heavily oversized, and the Philippines are incomplete and without the Northern island of Luzon.The mermaids, who are beautifying themselves rather than heeding the whales' attack on nearby ships, are based on those occurring on Diego Gutierrez map of America."--Old map by Ortelius ... WWW site, June 20, 2013 (http://www.swaen.com/antique-map-of.php?id=13648).