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Asia Noviter Delineata - W. Blaeu, 1635.
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.
Size: 41 x 55.5cm (16 x 21.6 inches)
Verso text: French
Condition: Old coloured, lower centrefold split reinforced, repaired tear in lower margin, along the centrefold, running 1 cm into the image, light creasing along centrefold.
Condition Rating: B
References: Van der Krogt 2, 8000:2; Schilder 6, 21:2.
From: Théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas. J. Blaeu, 1635. (Van der Krogt 2, 2111)
Item number: 21272
Price: 3400 Euro
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