Auction 122, Lot 668

"Asia Antiqua et Nova", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: Asia

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.

Condition: B+

There is some faint uneven toning, mostly confined to the margins. Close margin (1/8") at bottom.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/5/2007