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Old, antique map of Asia by W. Blaeu

Item number:02098
Category:Antique maps > asia > asia - continent
Price: 3200 Euro ($3584 / £2720)
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Asia Noviter Delineata - W. Blaeu, 1635.


Old map of Asia by W. Blaeu.

Date of the first edition: 1630
Date of this map: 1635

Copper engraving
Size: 41 x 55.5cm (16 x 21.6 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: Contemporary old coloured, left and right margins extended, centrefold reinforced, some light staining.
Condition Rating: B
References: Van der Krogt 2, 8000:2; Schilder 6, 21:2; Yeo (Asia), 24 

From: Théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas. J. Blaeu, 1635. (Van der Krogt 2, 2111)

This map belongs to Blaeu's set of maps of the four continents. The maps are reductions of Blaeu's 1608 wall maps. The title of the map of Asia appears in a cartouche, flanked by nomads, in the upper left. In the lower right is a reference to the ten-year privilege.
The map is framed on both sides by five costumed Asian figures. Along the upper edge runs a decorative border with nine Asian towns in oval frames.
These decorative strips are based entirely on border decorations from Blaeu's 1608 wall map of Asia. The map image is also a reduction of this wall map.

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