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Auction 115, Lot 631

"Asia", Botero, Giovanni

Subject: Asia

Period: 1594 (circa)

Publication: Le Relationi Universali

Color: Black & White

9.2 x 6.3 inches
23.4 x 16 cm

This is an attractive copper engraved map based on Ortelius and Gastaldi. Japan appears as a huge island in the kite-shape popularized by Ortelius. Another prominent feature is the large New Guinea in the lower right corner of the map, which is separated from Terre incognitae Par Australis by a narrow straight. Engraved by Porro.

References: Yeo #16

Condition: A

Professional repair of minor fold separations in margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/21/2006