Asia recens summa cura delineata

£1,000

Hand coloured engraved map, decorative title cartouche, dedication to philosopher, mathematician and theologian, Eilhard Lubben, embellished with sailing ships and sea monsters, central vertical fold, slight toning, English text on verso, bottom of fold line reinforced, overall size 440 x 570mm,Amsterdam, 1631 [1633]

Hand coloured engraved map, decorative title cartouche, dedication to philosopher, mathematician and theologian, Eilhard Lubben, embellished with sailing ships and sea monsters, central vertical fold, slight toning, English text on verso, bottom of fold line reinforced, overall size 440 x 570mm,Amsterdam, 1631 [1633]

An attractive example of an important map of Asia. Extending from the Arabian peninsula through to Japan, with Africa and Europe on the peripheries. Korea is shown as a peninsula, with the Great Wall of China clearly depicted. The Philippines and Southeast Asia are very detailed but Japan is an odd group of islands, with the island of Hokkaido completely absent. This map was the base for many maps throughout the 17th-century. It was published in the Hondius & Janssonius Atlases.  A rare English text edition of this highly decorative and important map.

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