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Auction 195, Lot 688

"Asia", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: Asia

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Historia Mundi

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 6 inches
19.3 x 15.2 cm
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Small version of Hondius' important map of the continent and the East Indies. Korea appears as a long island and an exaggerated Gulf of Cambay distorts the Indian subcontinent. The extreme eastern part of the map shows a bit of the coastline of America with the label Americae Pars separated from Asia by the Anian Fretum. The map is decorated with a pair of strapwork cartouches for the title and scale of miles. English text on verso, published in Historia Mundi by Thomas Cotes for Michael Sparke between 1635-39.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) 8000:351; Yeo #21.

Condition: A+

Very dark impression on a bright sheet with some printer's ink residue in plate.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/15/2023