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Mercator Hondius: Tartaria

Map: AS1122
 
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: Tartaria
Date: 1621
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 8 inches / 21 cm
Height: 6 inches / 16 cm
Map ref: AS1122
Description:
Early map of Tartary based on the 1595 atlas of Gerard Mercator. Misconceptions (Korea as an island, an incomplete Nova Zembla) give an understanding to how little knowledge Europeans had of North-East Asia at this time. Coloured. [AS1122]