Auction 111, Lot 570

"Asia Antiqua et Nova", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Asia

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.

Condition: A

Lightly toned.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 6/8/2005