Auction 112, Lot 625

"Tartaria", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1606 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 13.5 inches
50.3 x 34.3 cm

This splendid map covers all of northern Asia from Moscow to the Anian Fretum and Americae Pars. Korea is shown as an island. Illustrations include the Great Wall in China, rivers, villages, mountains etc. The newly discovered Nova Zembla and mythological Lands of Gog and Magog are shown in the Arctic region. Beautifully decorated with costumed people, a camp scene and three large strapwork cartouches. It is a beautiful example of Hondius' engraving style. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #8050:1A.

Condition: A+

Fine impression and color. Faint toning in wide margins, still fine.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/28/2005