11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Asia. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) Asia Noviter Delineata

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM


Asia. Willem Blaeu (1571-1638) Asia Noviter Delineata. Amsterdam: J. Blaeu, 1635.
Engraved copperplate map, colored by hand, printed on two sheets pasted together, matted and framed, 16 x 22 in. Nine city plans run across the top in small ovals, scenes of Syrians, Arabs, Persians, Sumatrans, Javans, Chinese, Moscovites and others depicted in ethnic outfits flank the sides, and ships sail the seas, from the Horn of Africa to Japan, north to the Arctic circle and south to Java.
Estimate $1,000-1,500


Amsterdam, Arctic circle, Japan, Java