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Asiae Nova Descriptio..
Estimated value: $1800 - $3000
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.
Reference: Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia, 13.
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