A new mapp of Asia : divided into kingdoms & provinces

This map is based on Frederick de Wit's map of circa 1689. It is rendered with good detail throughout the south and southeast reflecting the surveys of the Dutch East India Company, while northern and central Asia is filled mostly with mountains, deserts and forests and the northeast coastline is severely truncated. A detached coastline of Yedso appears to the north of Japan. The work of the Jesuit missionaries is reflected in the well-documented region of China. The title cartouche was also copied from De Wit and features a busy scene including traders with their cargo. This is the second state with Philip Lea's address at ye Atlas and Hercules in Cheapside. -- Dealer's description.

 


Title
A new mapp of Asia : divided into kingdoms & provinces
Subject
Geographical areas and countries
Asia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Asia, Central--Maps--Early works to 1800
Southeast Asia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Publisher
Sold by Iohn Overton, Philip Lea , 1690
Digital Description
application/pdf, 13546 KB, 1 map : engraved, hand color
Digitised images, All rights reserved, National Library Board Singapore, 2014