Auction 134, Lot 613

"Asia", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: Asia

Period: 1625 (published)

Publication: Purchas His Pilgrimes…

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 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, across the Anian Strait, is Americae Pars. A great map with much else of interest. Strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. On a full sheet of English text with a fascinating account of the rich resources of the continent.


Condition: A

Narrow, but adequate, side margins as issued.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/1/2010