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Joducus Hondius:  Asiae Nova Descriptio . . .

Maps of Asia

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Title: Asiae Nova Descriptio . . .

Map Maker: Joducus Hondius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1606 (1620 ca)

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 14.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,750.00

Inventory ID: 40731


Fine example of Jodocus Hondius's updated and improved map of Asia, which first appeared in the 1606 edition of the Mercator Hondius Atlas.

Hondius' map provides a magnificent early 17th century depiction of South-East Asia and Eastern Pacific, naming the Oceanus Orientalis, and Pars Oceanus Maris Pacifici, and including New Guinea.

The map is embellished with sailing ships and monsters on a classically engraved Hondius style sea. Korea is now shown as an island, and the outlines of Ceylon and Borneo are improved from earlier maps.

A lengthy text panel below the title describes the ancient history of the continent and another at upper right describes the "Straits of Anian", between Asia and America. 

Condition Description: Old Colore

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