Asien - Australien

Nr. 604: Asiae Nova Descriptio

First issue of J. Hondius’ map in original colour

“Asiae Nova Descriptio Auctore Jodoco Hondio”. The whole of Asia with the adjoining parts of the world. Engraved map in original colour from the first Jodocus Hondius edition of Mercator’s Folio-Atlas, Amsterdam 1606. (PM) 37,2 x 50 cm.

Koeman-van der Krogt map 8000:1B. Verso blank. First issue of this important new map, which was engraved by Jodocus Hondius to be added to his new Mercator edition. – Fine and strong impression of the full plate with original margins at all sides. The borders of the green parts of the bright original colour heavier and darker than the rest. But no cracking through of colours, only some minor offsetting originating from these parts! Centrefold flattened, minor crease parallel to centrefold. Unobtrusive small marginal imperfections mended. A very good copy of the rare first issue in absolutely untouched original colour!
€ 860

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