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China Regnum Cartart FacTsimile 2002 edition is
to: Cornelis de Jode of
Steven R. Carroll
and friend in Beijing
The famous Chinese 'windaggon' (wind
cornerstone of any oriental map collection, one of the rarest and most
decorative early maps of China, Japan and and the Far East from the
1593 atlas by Cornelis de Jode.
Total edition is
limited to 99 copies!
Makes an outstanding
decorative addition to the office or home and superb corporate gift to
mark special events.
to 99 copies.
engraved and etched original copper plate!
are printed by the Publisher.
custom produced hand made paper,
acid free, archival quality,
two OT- diagrams
and 'cartart' label legible. Can not be removed.
size: c. 520 x
size: c. 340 x
in contemporary style
Copies are individually
numbered and blind stamped.
Custom coloring is available
have been slightly distorted for security reasons.
of the roundels has been changed. See the wind
wagon in the upper
right corner on the 2002 edition!
DESCRIPTION of the
rare and distinctive map that first appeared
in Cornelis de Jode's Speculum
Orbis Terrae, (Antwerp, 1593).
first edition of the atlas was issued by Cornelis de Jode's
Gerard in 1578, in competition to the work of Abraham Ortelius. The
edition was published by the widow and the son, Cornelis de Jode as
Orbis Terrae in 1593.
elaborate strap work border has four
round insets showing European visions of Chinese
scenes: fish catching cormorants; a Chinese junk with a chimney topped
cabin and fenced in area on the side of the vessel sheltering domestic
birds and fowl; a Japanese worshipping a triple headed deity; and the
famous wind wagons depicted on many early European maps of the region
those of Hondius and Speed. The
illustrations on De Jode's map pre-date the famous illustrations found
in de Bry's Grands et Petits Voyages and most likely derive from
Jesuit reports. They provide some of the earliest detailed Western
of any aspect of Chinese and Japanese life.
central circle encloses a map
Northeast Asia and parts of western Japan including Kyushu, Shikoku,
most of mainland Honshu. The emergent shape of the Korean peninsula and
Gulf of Pecheli (Bohai) are firsts on a European map. Note
representation of the Pearl River Estuary (perhaps reflecting its
in trade). It is unusually well detailed: Guangzhou, Macau,
(Shangquan Dao near Taishan in Guangdong) and other places are
shape of China began to take
definite, if inexact, shape in the 16th
century, due primarily to the voyages of Portuguese traders and Jesuit
missionaries. This map first appeared in the 1593 edition of de Jode's
world atlas, the Speculum Orbis Terrarum. It was based on the work of
Portuguese Jorge de Barbuda, whose
of China appeared in the work of de Jode's
competitor Ortelius in 1584.
(1568-1600) was the son of the map maker and publisher
Gerard de Jode ( c. 1509-91), born in Nijmegen, was a cartographer,
printer and publisher in Antwerp. The publisher issued maps from 1555
or less in the same period as Ortelius. He was never able to
very serious competition to his business rival, although, ironically,
published Ortelius' famous 8-sheet World Map in 1564.
His major atlas,
terrarum, now extremely rare, could not be published until 1578, eight
years after the Theatrum, Ortelius having obtained a monopoly for that
period. The enlarged re-issue by his son in 1593 is more frequently
On the death of Cornelis, the copper plates passed to J. B. Vrients and
apparently no further issue of the atlas was published. De Jode maps
rarely found in the map market.
image of the Presidential copy
was engraved, printed, colored and gilt
workshop in Hungary.
the traditional art of map and globe making