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Auction 188, Lot 633

"Asiae Nova Delineatio", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Asia

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.6 x 17.3 inches
54.9 x 43.9 cm
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Superb large map of the whole of Asia and the East Indies. The discoveries of Tasman, Janszoon, and Cartensz are reflected in Australia and New Guinea. The delineation of Japan follows that of Mercator-Hondius, but also includes the discoveries of De Vries in Yedso and the adjacent A long stretch of desert identified as the Xamo (Mandarin for sandy desert) appears in the western part of China. The map is ornamented with various types of sailing vessels, a compass rose, and animals on the African continent. There is a splendid title cartouche surrounded by mermaids and the angel of Fame, as well as a dedication cartouche featuring the coat of arms of D. Henrico Spiegel, Senator of Amsterdam.

References: Yeo #50.

Condition: B+

Contemporary color in the map with later color in the cartouches. There is light soiling and a dampstain at bottom right. Narrow margins at top, right and bottom, as issued.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/22/2022