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Stock# 59013
Description

Nice example of Johann Christoph Homann's first map of Asia.

The map extends from the Mediterranean to the Pacific and including parts of Nova Hollandia, Carpentaria, Nova Britannia and the Marianas, along with a nice incomplete version of the mythical Compagnie Land, north of Japan. 

This is the second state of the map, without the cartouche that appears in the top right corner in the earlier state.

Dampier's passage north of Carpentaria is noted, along with Arnham's Land and Vay van Diemen on the continent of Nova Hollandia. Nova Britannia appears as having been detected by William Dampier in 1700. Several place names appear in Carpentaria. Interesting projections of Japan and Corea, which appears as a long thin peninsula. Some Incognita (unknown) lands still appear in the Arctic Circle.

Condition Description
Minor spot above cartouche.