Asiæ nova descriptio

This map of Asia was originally published as a separately issued map. It has the addition of a folio figure "5" in the upper right corner, indicating the map was to be incorporated into an atlas. However, none of the atlases is known to have survived. The upper border shows seven city views: Ormus, Aden, Jerusalem, Damascus, Rhodes, and Famagusta, copied from Hondius's 1623 map of Asia. The costumed figures alone the borders are copied from Van den Keere's map of 1614. The map depicts Tasman's second voyage to the north coast of Australia, Le Maire's voyage to New Guinea, and Vries's 1643 to north Japan. -- Dealer's description

 


Title
Asiæ nova descriptio
Creator
Wit, Frederik de
Subject
Geographical areas and countries
Asia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Southeast Asia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Publisher
Frederick de Wit, 1660
Digital Description
application/pdf, 10112 KB, 1 map : engraved, hand color
Digitised images, All rights reserved, National Library Board Singapore, 2014