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China

China : G. Mercator / J. Hondius

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This attractive and detailed map of China appeared in the first edition of "Atlas Minor", one of the most successful atlas productions of the 1600s. The "Atlas Minor" offered by Amsterdam publisher Cornelis Claesz first appeared in 1607 in Latin text and subsequently in some six further editions before 1620, in French and German translations. A good copy of Ortelius' map, the first atlas map of China, showing Korea as an island.
mapmakers: G. Mercator   J. Hondius  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1607
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 160 by 200mm (6.25 by 7.75 inches).
ref: 40957

Price: £ 400

 
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