Auction 159, Lot 639

"China", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.4 x 5.8 inches
18.8 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.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #8410:351.

Condition: B+

Light toning on watermarked paper. Remnants of hinge tape along top edge of sheet on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016

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