China, Azië; Mercator / Hondius - China - 1613

Description
China, Azië; Mercator / Hondius - China - 1613
Decorative map of China.

Condition: good. Paper has some foxing. Adequate margins. Hand-coloured.

Beautiful copper engraving from an atlas from 1613 of China.

A charming map reduced from Jodocus Hondius' important map of the kingdom of China. Oriented with north to the right, it shows the eastern part of China (bounded in the west by the Great Wall) dominated by several large lakes and major rivers. Korea is a strangely shaped island, and the three main islands of Japan and the north part of the Philippines are included. French text on verso.

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
China
Geographical specification
Azië
Map maker/ publisher
Mercator / Hondius
Map/ Book title
China
Period
1613
Condition
Good
Technique
Copper engraving
Additional Information
Decorative map of China.
Size of the largest image
15×19 cm
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