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Auction 161, Lot 684

"China", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.8 inches
18.8 x 14.7 cm
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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. French text on verso.

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

Condition: A

An excellent impression with attractive color. There are damp stains along the edges of the sheet, and several narrow pieces of tape along the edges of the sheet on recto that are well away from the image.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 2/8/2017