Auction 169, Lot 678

"China", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.7 inches
18.8 x 14.5 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: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with minor toning and a small damp stain in the top right corner of the sheet.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2018