Primae partis Asiae acurata delineatio habens nomina antiqua et recentia continensTurcici Imperij magnam partem ac Sophorum seu Persarum Regnum observatis…Auctore Iacobo Castaldo pedemontano
Date: Antwerp,1593
Middle east
Subject: Middle east
2.800,00 €
Copper engraving, mm 300x507. Engraved by Joannes and Lucas van Deutecum, signed in the plate. The mapi s based upon the highly influential La Descrittione Della Prima Parte Dell' Asia by Gastaldi published in Venice in 1561. De Jode’s source is Gastaldi the most important italian cartographer of the middle XVI century. Gerard De Jode was a competitor of Ortelius, active in the same period; but his atlas 'Speculum Orbis Terrarum' did not enjoy the same commercial success as Ortelius and now-a-days his maps are much rarer than Ortelius’ ones. After the death of Gerard in 1591, the business was carried on by his widow and his son Cornelis, who re-issued the Speculum in 1593, most plates were newly engraved, and therefore making those of the first edition extremely rare. Very good condition but the text on the back relates, because of a printer’s mistake, to Friuli and Corfu.



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