Asia, 1596, Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Ex peritissimorum totius orbis Gaegraphorum operibus desumta. Antverpiae, apud Joanem Baptistam Vrient.

Collection: Map Imagery

Parent Map: Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Ex peritissimorum totius orbis Gaegraphorum operibus desumta. Antverpiae, apud Joanem Baptistam Vrient.

Title: Asia, 1596, Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio Ex peritissimorum totius orbis Gaegraphorum operibus desumta. Antverpiae, apud Joanem Baptistam Vrient.

Date Produced: 1596

Date Published: 1596

Description: Allegorical scene representing Asia

Historical Context: At the upper right is Asia, holding a censer and seated on a camel, with a European-style church and castle in the background. A giraffe and rhinoceros are illustrated nearby, displaced from their normal habitat.

Subjects: Goddesses · Castles · Censers · Animals · Camels · Giraffe · Elephants · Rhinoceroses · Symbolism