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Willem Janszoon Blaeu:  Asia Noviter Delineata

Maps of Asia

Title: Asia Noviter Delineata

Map Maker: Willem Janszoon Blaeu

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1635 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 22 x 16 inches

Condition: VG

Price: SOLD

Inventory ID: 43458


Nice old color example of Blaeu's map decorative map of Asia.

This map shows major Asian Cities across the top and indigeneous costumes along the sides. Korea is shown as a Peninsula. Japan is oddly projected. Classic Northeast Passage shown, with a highly speculative and incomplete NE Coast of Asia shown, opposite and equally conjectural piece of North America. Large portions of the Borneo Coastline and other parts of the Islands in Southeast Asia and Australasia are incomplete or highly inaccurate.

The map is decorated with numerous sea monsters, sailing ships and a well place Elephant at above the source of the Ganges and illustration of the Great Wall of China.   

Condition Description: Old Color. Minor toning.

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