Auction 124, Lot 621

"Asiae Nova Delineatio", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Asia

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.2 x 16.9 inches
53.8 x 42.9 cm

Superb large map of the whole of Asia and the East Indies. The discoveries of Tasman, Janszoon and Cartensz are reflected in Australia and New Guinea. The delineation of Japan follows that of Mercator-Hondius, but also includes the discoveries of De Vries in Yedso. A long stretch of desert identified as the Xamo (Mandarin for sandy desert) snakes its way through the western part of China. The map is ornamented with various types of sailing vessels, a compass rose, and animals on the African continent. There is a splendid title cartouche and dedication featuring the coat of arms of D. Henrico Spiegel, Senator of Amsterdam,

References: Yeo #50.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color that has oxidized, resulting in one verdigris crack in Arabia, now professionally repaired. Centerfold professionally reinforced on verso.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $950

Closed on 5/7/2008