"Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: China, Korea & Japan
Period: 1660 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
10 x 8.2 inches
25.4 x 20.8 cm
Early map based on the important Martini/Blaeu map of the Chinese Empire. It shows a fair number of provinces and cities named in the interior. The Great Wall is depicted along the northern border. A large fictitious interior lake labeled Kia Lacus is the source of five large, southern rivers. Parts of Japan and Laos are shown, as are Formosa and Korea.
Six small wormholes in the margins, otherwise a nice example.