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J. & H. Hondius: Asia

Map: AS649
 
Cartographer: J. & H. Hondius
Title: Asia
Date: c. 1620
Published: Amsterdam
Width: 22 inches / 56 cm
Height: 16 inches / 41 cm
Map ref: AS649
Description:
A stunning map of Asia with uncommon cartes-à-figures borders featuring six bird's-eye city views and ten panels of costumed figures. Famagusta, Rhodes, Damascus, Jerusalem, Aden, and Hormuz are the cities depicted in miniature. The map extends from Turkey and Arabia across to Japan and Indonesia. Published by one of the leading cartographers of the Dutch Golden Age when decorative mapmaking reached its height. Further embellished with images of sailing ships and sea monsters.

Blank verso. Coloured. [AS649]