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Auction 99, Lot 417

"Asiae Nova Delineatio", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: Asia

Period: 1698 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.2 x 16.9 inches
53.8 x 42.9 cm

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. A long stretch of desert identified as the Xamo (Mandarin for sandy desert) and Lop snakes its way through the western part of China. The map is ornamented with various types of sailing vessels, animals, a compass rose, a dedication and coat of arms of D. Henrico Spiegel, Senator of Amsterdam, animals on the African continent, and a splendid title cartouche.

References: Yeo #50.

Condition: A

Bit of very slight foxing, still very good with a sharp impression.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300

Sold for: $750

Closed on 6/12/2002