[Antique map of Asia with superb original colour]
DE JODE, Cornelis.
Asia, Partium Orbis Maxima. Antwerp, 1593, Latin text edition. Original colour. 365 x 455mm. Tiny pin-hole in map area.
A fine antique map of Asia, with the title set in a panel with strapwork designs and two heads; the seas are decorated with galleys, ships, sea monsters and fishermen, the land with tents and men with spears and bows. The Great Wall of China is highlighted in red. Cornelis de Jode engraved a new map of Asia for the 1593 edition of his father Gerard de Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae', published two years after his death by his widow and son. This was to be the only edition of this map: after the death of Cornelis De Jode in 1600 the printing plates were bought by Vrients, then the owner of the Ortelius plates, merely to stop their re-issue.
[Ref: 11608] £11,000.00 ($16,720 • €12,980 rates)