1659 Asia recens summa cura delineata...

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By: Jodocus Hondius
Date: 1659 (published) Amsterdam
Original Size: 16 x 22 inches (40.5 x 56 cm)
This is a fine print reproduction of Hondius's iconic map of Asia, produced during the golden age of Dutch map making. 
The map shows the Asian continent divided into regions from a finely detailed Arabian Peninsula and Asia Minor in the West to more speculative and uncertain geographic depiction of Japan, the Philippines, and New Guinea in the East. The geography of the Far East would remain an enigma to Europeans until the early 18th century.
Flanking the map are ten carte à figures of various groups of people, indigenous to the continent, some of which include Arabs, Persians, Javanese, Chinese, people of Moscoviae (Russians), and Tartari (Mongolians). Above the map, a frieze presents bird's eye views of six important cities in the Middles East and Mediterranean, including Rhodes, Damascus and Jerusalem to name a few.
Inventory #57804

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About Our Reproductions
- The product listed is a high resolution, printed reproduction of the original map. 
- The prints are of giclée quality. They are made using a twelve ink, color printer on  acid-free, archival paper. Colors are guaranteed to last without fading for over 100 years. 
Sizing Information
- The available size options are aimed to fit standard size frames. This will not apply for all maps and sizing options.
- The dimensions give are approximate and may vary by up to .5 inches.
- All of our maps will include an extra margin of 0.5 - 1 inch for matting purposes.
- We do not alter the ratio of H x W dimensions of the map as that would diminish the integrity of our reproduction's resemblance of the original work.
Paper Information 
- Our paper is referred to as a Premium Archival Matte (230 gsm). This heavyweight paper is smooth to the touch, neutral-white, acid-free for a longer print life and features an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging.


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