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HONDIUS, J. - Asiae Nova Descriptio..

HONDIUS, J. - Asiae Nova Descriptio..
Asiae Nova Descriptio.. - HONDIUS, J.
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Title : Asiae Nova Descriptio...
Map maker : HONDIUS, J..
Date : Amsterdam, 1606.
Size : 14.7 x 19.7 inches. / 37.3 x 50.1 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Gerard Mercator Junior?s fine map of the Asian continent published in Hondius? editions of the Mercator atlas from 1606 onwards. The map was derived from the 1569 Wall map of Mercator's grandfather.
Map includes the southern landmasses of New Guinea and Terra Australis, the East Indian Islands and the Philippines. Particularly notable for the delineation of Japan as a kite-shaped island. The coasts of North East Asia and North West America are separated by Gastaldi's fabled Straits of Anian, where a well-placed galleon provides speculation as to the possibilities of an Arctic route to the Indies.
Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia, 13.
Condition : No text on verso. Fine example in attractive original colour.

ID: 15503

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