The Kingdome of China.
$7000 / ≈ €7000
The side borders illustrate the inhabitants of China and Japan, the Japanese samurai or mercenaries possibly the first representations of Japanese on a European map.
Korea is a long island and Japan is presented on the Ortelius-Teixeira model.
There are interesting notes throughout the map on various historical & mythical aspects of the region, including where men are seduced by wonderful illusions and where fireproof cloth is woven. The English text on verso provides an equally fascinating description of Chinese culture. George Humble's imprint at Popshead Alley is at lower right.
Reference: Cortazzi, plt. 29, Manasek #56.
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