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BLAEU, J. - Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio

BLAEU, J. - Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio
Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio - BLAEU, J.
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Title : Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio.
Map maker : BLAEU, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1655.
Size : 18.1 x 23.4 inches. / 46.1 x 59.5 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :A important general map of China, Korea and Japan, published by Joan Blaeu in the Jesuit Martino Martini's Atlas Sinensis , the first western atlas of China. Incorporates the discoveries of Joao de Goma and de Vries into this map. Korea is no longer depicted as an island. The first map to name and show Hokkaido (Ezo) as an island to the north of Honshu. China is mapped with considerable accuracy for the period: the Great Wall is shown.
Martini was the Jesuit Superior in Hangchow and collated surveys of all the regions of China which he brought back to Europe in 1654 for printing and publication.
Van der Krogt II, 8410:2B
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ID: 91337

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