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1 Old Antique map of Asia / J.Hondius /Virtual Map Fair

€1,800.00

Title: Asia ex magna Orbis terre descriptione Gerardi Mercatoris. . .
Author: MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J.
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, 1628
Description: The cartography derives directly from the 1569 Mercator world map and includes the southern landmasses of New Guinea and Terra Australis, the East Indian Islands, the Philippines and a strange roundel kite-shaped archipelago of Japan.
The coasts of North East Asia and North West America are separated by Gastaldi's fabled Straits of Anian, where a well-placed galleon provides speculation as to the possibilities of an Arctic route to the Indies.
Reference: Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia, 13.
Dimensions: 14.8 x 18.3 inches.
37.5 x 46.4 cm.
Colouring: Attractive later colouring
Condition: Except for a small weak spot, not effecting the printed area, in very good condition.
  • Number: 1013469 (4850)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum







 
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