"Asia Vetus", Weigel, Christopher
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
16 x 12.8 inches
40.6 x 32.5 cm
An interesting map of Asia showing the extent of knowledge and political divisions in Classical times. The islands of Southeast Asia are devoid of any place names and are rudimentarily mapped. The continent is truncated without Korea or Kamchatka. Japan appears as two huge islands, Satyrotum Insula and Iabadii Ins. The title is engraved on a stone slab with numerous ancient coins.
Original color. Toned on fold with a tiny split in bottom margin and tiny worm holes in blank margins.