Auction 88, Lot 294

"Tartaria", Hondius

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1606 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 13.5 inches
49.5 x 34.3 cm

Splendid example of Hondius' engraving. Covers all of northern Asia from Moscow to the ""Anian Fretum"" and depicts Korea as an island. Illustrations include the Great Wall of China, rivers, villages, mountains etc. Depicts the newly discovered Nova Zembla and mythological Lands of Gog and Magog. Beautifully decorated with costumed people, a camp scene and three large strapwork cartouches.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $450

Closed on 10/2/1999

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