Chinae, olim Sinarum regionis nova descriptio. .
- Type of resource
- Antwerp, 1587
- Digital origin
- reformatted digital
- 1 map : hand colored ; 18.5 x 14.5 in
- cartographic image
- Map data
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The Barry Lawrence Ruderman Map Collection is an actively growing collection of digital scans created from the content that has passed through the map dealership of Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, Inc. The content focuses primarily on Western European and North American cartographers and printers dating from the late 1400’s to the 1950’s., The Barry Lawrence Ruderman Map Collection is an actively growing collection of digital scans created from the content that has passed through the map dealership of Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps, Inc. The content focuses primarily on Western European and North American cartographers and printers dating from the late 1400’s to the 1950’s.
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- 23733 digital items
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- Fine early example of Ortelius' map of China, the first western map of China drawn directly from reports of the Portuguese mapmaker Luis Jorge de Barbuda (Ludovicus Georgius) who made a manuscript map of China which reached Ortelius via Arias Montanus. First published in 1584, Ortelius' map of China is the earliest printed map to focus on China and the first to illustrate the Great Wall of China. Tooley referred to the map as the standard map of the interior of China for over sixty years. With its three lushly designed cartouches and many illustrations of indigenous shelters, modes of transportation and animals, this is one of Ortelius’s richest engravings. The Portugese Jesuits established a mission in Chinese in 1577. Although the map’s Portuguese maker, Barbuda, was himself not a Jesuit, his sources for the map were Portuguese Jesuits. The Chinese characters found in the text on the verso of the map were the first introduction to Chinese language for many educated Europeans of the time. From the 1587 French edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the World.
- Map shows Japan, Southeast Asia, China, Philippines.
- Stanford copy: Minor soiling in upper margin, else near fine.
- Van den Broecke, 164; Nebenzahl, K. Mapping the Silk Road and Beyond 4.6; Tooley, Maps and Mapmakers, p. 106, pl. 78 (p. 108); Walter, L. Japan: A Cartographic Vision 11F, p. 186.
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- Image from the The Barry Lawrence Ruderman Map Collection courtesy Stanford University Libraries. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce commercially, please contact the David Rumsey Map Center at email@example.com.