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Auction 173, Lot 405

"China", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1613 (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

A dark impression with minor toning and a few faint damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 6/5/2019