Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2016.6.3
Object Name Map
Description "Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni typus," 1608, hand-colored copperplate engraving, map by Abraham Ortelius. Published in the 1608 Italian edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum.

Ortelius' map depicts what was then known as Tartary, an area of land in northern and central Asia extending from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean. It includes Russia, especially modern Siberia, Japan, part of northern China, northern India, and the western coast of North America.
Title Tartariae Sive Magni Chami Regni typus
Date 1608
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Ortelius, Abraham
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-18.25 W-22.75 inches
Credit line Gift, The Donald and Tina Sheff Collection of Asian Cartography
Subjects Asia
North America