Add to my gallery
Like this item?
Thinking about buying later on?
Or just create a virtual collection !
With Wishlist you can collect all
Your Favorite maps in one place
by simply pressing a button!
[ Read More ]
HOLE, W. - (Map of East Asia, centered on India).
Click here to inquire about this item.
(Map of East Asia, centered on India). - HOLE, W.
Click image to in.
Title : (Map of East Asia, centered on India)..
Map maker : HOLE, W..
Date : London, 1614.
Size : 9.6 x 14.8 inches. / 24.5 x 37.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Early map of the Indian Ocean region, from the Eastern Mediterranean (Alexandria) to Malaysia and Sumatra. Shows The passage of Nimrod and The passage of Ophir en Hauilah into India. Noah's Ark is shown near Mount Ararat. The mythical Chiamay Lake appears in China as the source of four rivers.
Copper engraved map from "The History of the World". This work was written by Sir Walter Raleigh, the famous English explorer, during his imprisonment in the Tower of London from 1603 to 1616. Raleigh, who had established the lost colony of Roanoke in present-day North Carolina and headed several expeditions to South America, was arrested upon the death of Queen Elizabeth and imprisoned by King James I, with whom he was highly unpopular. The History of the World was intended to outline historical events from creation to modern times, drawing on the Bible, Greek mythology, and other sources. Raleigh dedicated it to the young Prince Henry, his patron and supporter who was trying to secure his release from prison. The prince's death in 1612 discouraged Raleigh, and the book ends abruptly with the second Macedonian War instead of continuing through two more volumes as originally intended.
Given the precarious political situation and restrictions on writing about contemporary history, many writers at the time used ancient history as a way to covertly discuss present-day issues. Although ostensibly a recounting of historical facts, Raleigh's work also included commentary that was construed by King James to be critical of the present court.
Condition : Some paper brittleness in left and right margin, now underlaid. Dark impression.
The item is no longer available for sale.
Click here to see for how much the item sold or the estimated value.
Missed this item? Never miss another item again!
See a list of similar items you might be interested in :
Wish List / Virtual map collection
Found a nice map? But this map has been sold or thinking about buying later on?
With Wishlist you can collect all Your Favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button!
Click here to ADD this item to your Wish List
Note : This does not replace the BidPage during Auction.
By default we contact you when similar category items come available in future auctions!
Similar items available for immediate sale you might be intered in.
Browse our Archive index of 20,000+ antique maps, prints, Medieval manuscripts. The auction results are available for registered users.
Register now if you haven't done before. It is free of charge !
I have a similar map and would like to sell it.
Paulus Swaen Old Maps, Inc, is buying and selling for the last 36 years fine and rare maps. We are buying for stock or are taking quality consignments for our quarterly internet auctions since 18 years and we are the olderst internet based map auction.
Please email or send us a picture of your map and your asking price.
We need to receive an image first and can not make offers from verbal descriptions received by phone.
I would like to be notified if the item I am looking for comes up for auction.
I'm interested in this map: but it has been sold or you want to be notified when a similar map comes up for auction. Please Add this map to my WishList and we will notify you when another example or similar map comes available
Never miss another item and Register now.
It's free; and you Save time ordering, Track your package; are able to bid in our auctions, you get free access to AbeMaps Archive with more than 20.000 auction results, and more.
You may also look at our stock list of similar items, which are available for immediate sale.