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THEVET, A. - Asie.

THEVET, A. - Asie.
Asie. - THEVET, A.
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Title : Asie..
Map maker : THEVET, A..
Date : Paris, 1575.
Size : 13.6 x 17.0 inches. / 34.5 x 43.2 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Uncommon wood-cut map of Asia. New Guinea has disappeared and Japan is represented as a turtle-shaped island.
An important innovation is the appearance of the Straits of Anian, separating Asia from America.
André Thevet was a Franciscan monk who travelled extensively in Europe and made a reputed short journey to South America.
From his "La cosmographie universelle d'Andre Thevet, cosmographe du roy [microform] : illustree de diverses figures des choses plus remarquables veues par l'auteur, & incogneues de noz anciens & modernes".
A rare map hard to hind in contemporarily colours. ¤
Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia, 6
Condition : Wood-cut map in attractive original colours. Map cut into the neat line. Paper slightly age-toned as usual. Split lower part center fold 3 cm into engraved area. Generally in good condition.

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