Jodocus Hondius


Handcolored copper plate engraving, 1606, c.1628.
Image size 13 1/2 x 18" (34.2 x 45.9 cm) plus margins.
Good condition, save for faint mat line. Original color.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 12979
Price: $3,650.00
Publisher : Published by J. Hondius, Amsterdam.
A beautiful example of Jodocus Hondius' classic map of China and Japan with an insular Korea. It is one of the most finely engraved early maps relating to the Far East. The outline for this map is based on the Ortelius-Teixeira map of 1595. Shows a portion of the Great Wall Japan as well as the northern island of Luzon is shown. Korea is shown as an island. A wind-powered sailing wagon is shown on the left. On the right is a vignette displaying the Japanese method of capital punishment by crucifixion. This map first appeared in 1606 in the updated and expanded edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas. In the sea is a classic illustration of a galleon under sale, a Japanese sailing craft and a sea monster. French text on verso. Maps