"Asia Antiqua et Nova", Cluver, Philipp
Period: 1624 (circa)
Publication: Introductionis in Universam Geographiam…
Color: Hand Color
10.2 x 8.2 inches
25.9 x 20.8 cm
Attractive copper engraved map of the continent extending to include Japan, the Philippines and most of Indonesia. The outline of Asia follows the Mercator-Hondius model with the Arctic & extreme northeast coastlines truncated, an elongated Korean Peninsula, and a narrow Indian Peninsula. There are numerous place names except in China, which is strikingly void of any names and filled with a bold network of rivers and large lakes. The title cartouche includes the female representation of Asia with a large cat and a parrot.
References: Yeo #26.