The Old Print Shop

Asia noviter delineata.

  • ARTIST: Willem Blaeu

  • PUBLISHER: Published in Amsterdam.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1617-30, c.1650.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 16 1/4 x 21 7/8" (410 x 554 mm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: Bleau's classic map of Asia. The side panels depict pairs of costumed figures representing the inhabitants of the different regions and countries shown on the map. The upper border depicts nine cities or major trading posts. Included are Damascus, Jerusalem, Aden, and Macao. Embellished with sailing ships, sea monsters, a lion, and an elephant. A very handsome map.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Latin text on verso.

  • CONDITION: Good condition save for some splitting along the upper and lower centerfold. Original hand coloring.