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Blaeu - Asia noviter delineata.


Code: 77559

Title: 'Asia noviter delineata. '. Amsterdam, 1663

An elegant map with columns of figures on either side depicting the native manners of dress, and nine city plans and views at the top.

Japan is shown accurately unusually with Korea as an enlonged island.
From 1633 the members of the Blaeu family were official cartographers to the United East India Company and, as such, had access to the most up-to-date cartographic information concerning this area. Indeed, Dutch explorers and merchants returning from the information on them had proved to be wrong.

Reference: OAG Japan, Plate 25: Sweet, Asia 24..

Condition: Printed on heavy paper. Repair of tear along lower half center fold, expertly repaired. Paper very slightly age-toned. Generally very good condition.