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Publisher: HONDIUS, J.
Title: China.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1606
   
Size: 13.5 x 18.1 inches.
34.2 x 46.0 cm.
Colouring:

Coloured
Condition: Very good overall condition, with only some small imperfections. Wide margins, strong and clear impression.
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An important and decorative map of China, Korea and Japan, decorated with three cartouches, ships, China’s great wall, and sea monsters. It shows also a sail-cart and a Japanese crucifixion.
Korea is shown as an island. The northwest coastline of America appears in the upper top corner with a notation that refers to the Tartar hordes (and the deer) that inhabit the region. Sea monsters stalk unwary ships, and Hondius shows a Dutch merchant sailing on what is labelled as “Chinensis Oceanus“.
This ocean is portrayed with an elaborate and beautiful pattern which attempts to portray the movement of the waves.
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