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Stock# 57796
Description

Decorative map of Asia and the East Indies, published in Amsterdam by Nicholas Visscher the Elder.

The present example is the second state of the map, which includes the Privilege at the bottom center of the map.

The map illustrates the discoveries of Tasman, Janszoon and Cartensz in Australia and New Guinea. The delineation of Japan follows that of Mercator-Hondius, but also includes the discoveries of De Vries in Yedso. Korea is shown as a peninsula and the Great Wall of China is shown.

A long stretch of desert identified as the Xamo (Mandarin for sandy desert), snakes its way through the western part of China. The map is ornamented with various types of sailing vessels, a compass rose, and animals on the African continent. Decorative title cartouche and dedication featuring the coat of arms of D. Henrico Spiegel, Senator of Amsterdam.

 

Condition Description
Old Color. Minor toning and soiling.