"China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta", Blaeu, Johannes
Subject: China, Korea & Japan
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 16.2 inches
49.8 x 41.1 cm
An elegant map of the region closely modeled on Jansson's map of 1633. The detail includes the eastern part of China (bounded in the west by the Great Wall), Korea as a strangely shaped island, and the three main islands of Japan. The imaginary Chiamay Lacus is located in the southern region with numerous rivers flowing south into India and Siam. A fine title cartouche flanked by Chinese figures, a richly embellished coat of arms (dedicated to Theodore Bas, a director of the Dutch East India Company), European ships and Chinese sampans decorate the map.
Lovely original color. Some small tears and worn edges, all in blank margins with a bit of faint toning in map, overall very good..