Nice example of the 1593 edition of De Jode's regional map of the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia Minor, engraved by Van Deutecum.
The map includes two title cartouches and three sailing ships. Noah's Ark appears on on Mount Ararat.
In 1578, Cornelis De Jode published his Speculum Orbis Terrarum, with the intention of competing with Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, first issued in 1570. However, market forces and Ortelius' political contacts conspired to limite De Jode's success and the atlas did not sell very well. Undeterred, he made plans for another expanded edition, and upon his death in 1591 it was taken on by his son Cornelis. The Speculum Orbis Terrae of 1593 likewise did not sell well and was never reissued. Although more examples than the first edition have survived, it too is very scarce. Many of de Jode's maps are judged to be superior to those of Ortelius, both in detail and style.