"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|
|Role of Creator||Cartographer|
|Dimensions||H-18.25 W-22.75 inches|
|Credit line||Gift, The Donald and Tina Sheff Collection of Asian Cartography|