Auction 106, Lot 450

"Asia", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Asia

Period: 1609 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.6 x 6 inches
19.3 x 15.2 cm

A small version of Hondius' important map of the continent and the East Indies. Korea appears as an island, an exaggerated Gulf of Cambay distorts the Indian subcontinent, the southern coastline of Java is blank, and in the extreme east is Americae Pars. A great map with much else of interest. Strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. German text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $400

Closed on 3/3/2004

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