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HONDIUS,J. - Asiae Nova Descriptio Auctore Jodoco Hondio.

HONDIUS,J. - Asiae Nova Descriptio Auctore Jodoco Hondio.
Asiae Nova Descriptio Auctore Jodoco Hondio. - HONDIUS,J.
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Title : Asiae Nova Descriptio Auctore Jodoco Hondio..
Map maker : HONDIUS,J..
Date : Amsterdam 1613.
Size : 14.7 x 19.7 inches. / 37.3 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :It is a very fine and decorative example of early seventeenth century map engraving as practised in The Netherlands.
Several sources appear to have been used in the compilation of this map, including the Portuguese Jesuits Luis Teixeira (1595) for Japan, and Luis Jorgede Barbuda (1584) for details of China. Korea is depicted as an island. Recent discoveries of Barentsz are cited.
The northern coastline of New Guinea is marked by Spanish place names.
Sweet, Asia, map 20.
Condition : Discoloration along centerfold. Paper thinness along lower part center fold, repair of split 15 mm into the engraved area. Paper browned with marginal dark stains on upper corners.

ID: 21622

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