1663 Asiæ Descriptio Nova Impensis Annæ Seile, 1663

1663 Asiæ Descriptio Nova Impensis Annæ Seile, 1663

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By: Anna Seile Engraved by: Johan Goddard

Date: 1663 (Published) Paris (Engraved by Johan Goddard)

Dimensions: 13.19 x 17.12 inches (33.5 cm x 43.5)

This attractive and colorful map of Asia stretches from Moscow in Russia across to Korea and Japan, including Turkey, Arabia, Persia, Afghanistan, India, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), mainland Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Borneo, the Celebes, and the western tip of New Guinea. The map shows large regions and islands color coded and presents a small title cartouche in a baroque frame in the upper right corner. Labeling is in Latin. The map is embellished with two European sailing ships, one in the Indian Ocean and the other in the Pacific east of Formosa (Taiwan) and the Philippines. The Great Wall of China is prominently marked with a schematic wall. An elephant is shown north of Bengal above a fictitious lake that was believed to be the source of the massive river delta.

Condition: Trimmed to its margins, the map has additional paper added on all four sides.

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