"Asia Antiqua et Nova", Cluver, Philipp
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
10 x 8 inches
25.4 x 20.3 cm
This attractive copper engraved map of the continent extends to include Japan, the Philippines and most of Indonesia. The outline of Asia follows the Mercator-Hondius model with the Arctic and extreme northeast coastlines truncated, an elongated Korean Peninsula, and a narrow Indian subcontinent. 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.
There is some faint uneven toning, mostly confined to the margins. Close margin (1/8") at bottom.