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Publisher: VISSCHER, N.J.
Title: Asiae Nova Descriptio.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1636
Size: 17.1 x 21.9 inches.
43.5 x 55.5 cm.

In original colours.
Condition: Paper slightly browned. Cut to neat line, partly within outer border and remargined for protective reason. Some repaired tears and small missing area's redrawn. Making nice presentation.
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Final State of Pieter Van Den Keere's Rare Map of Asia--The first map of Asia to include decorative panels. Published by H.J.Visscher and engraved by Abraham Goos, embellished with upper and lower friezes incorporating 10 town views and 6 portraits. Each of the side borders shows 4 vignettes with a native figure in each of them.

The map is a re-issue of the Pieter van den Keere map of 1614.
Van Den Keere created a set of 4 maps of the continents which feature decorative figures of indigenous peoples at the sides and city views along the top and bottom. A unique variation employed by Van Den Keere, which was not incorporated by Blaeu, is the use of portraits of the most important Asians Kings the top and bottom borders.

Cartographically, the map draws upon the work of Jodocus Hondius's map of Asia, which in turn was based upon a wall map by Petrus Plancius. The present example is the final edition of the map.

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VISSCHER, N.J. - Asiae Nova Descriptio.

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Approx. Euro 2,730  

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