Auction 137, Lot 738

"China", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.8 inches
19.1 x 14.7 cm

A charming map reduced from Jodocus Hondius' important map of the kingdom of China. Oriented with north to the right, it shows the eastern part of China (bounded in the west by the Great Wall) dominated by several large lakes and major rivers. Korea is a strangely shaped island, and the three main islands of Japan and the north part of the Philippines are included. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins. There is some marginal soil and the top margin is narrow, but still adequate for framing.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/14/2011

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