Asia recens summa cura delineata... by: Hondius 1659

1659 Asia recens summa cura delineata...

the Vintage Map Shop, Inc.

Regular price $45.00

Unit price per 

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

Special Request & Contact Form

Open tab
What can be referred to as modern cartography has been around for over 550 years. Throughout that time an enormous amount of new land was discovered, cities were founded while others perished. International trade and travel became the norm, political borders were ever-changing, and numerous wars were waged. With all that being said, hundreds of thousands of maps were created that show such events and episodes in time. 
If we do not have exactly what you are looking for, let us know. Even if you are not exactly sure what you are looking for, we can help. All you have to do is ask...
Close (esc)

Popup

Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now