Auction 128, Lot 808

"Asia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Asia

Period: 1631 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.8 x 5.6 inches
19.8 x 14.2 cm

A small version of Hondius' important map of the continent and the East Indies. Korea appears as an island, an exaggerated Gulf of Cambay distorts the Indian subcontinent, the southern coastline of Java is blank, and in the extreme east is Americae Pars. Strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. Although engraved by Goos, this strongly resembles Pieter van den Keere's configuration with Japan on the Teixeira model and the island of Korea, here called Cory. Van den Keere engraved many of the other maps in Jansson's Atlas Minor. German text on verso.

References: Yeo #21.

Condition: A

A few minor spots in the blank margin, else fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 5/20/2009