Auction 91, Lot 286

"Asia",

Subject: Asia

Period: 1625 (published)

Publication: Purchas His Pilgrimes

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.5 x 6 inches
19.1 x 15.2 cm

A small version of Hondius' important map of the continent and the East Indies. Korea appears as an island, an exaggerated Gulf of Cambay distorts the Indian subcontinent, the southern coastline of Java is blank, and in the extreme east is "Americae Pars". A great map with much else of interest. Strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. On a full sheet of English text with a fascinating account of the silk trade. Trimmed nearly to neatline as issued with a bit of spotting, mostly in text.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/14/2000

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