Asiae Nova Descriptio: Ortelius 1579

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  • Title: Asiae Nova Descriptio
  • Author: Abraham Ortelius
  • Date: 1579
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Inches: 26 x 21 1/2 [Plate Mark]
  • Centimeters: 66.67 x 55.13 [Plate Mark]
  • Product ID: 003198

Map of Asia, including India, present-day Sri Lanka, the Arabian Peninsula, Anatolia (present-day Turkey), Egypt, Russia, Japan, and Pacific islands such as Borneo and New Guinea. Bodies of water depicted include the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea, the Red Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Indian Ocean, and the Bay of Bengal.