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1610 circa Gerhard Mercator
Asia ex magna orbis terre descriptionie Gerardi Mercatori Desumpta studio et industria G.M. Iumioiris
Old. color example of Mercator's map of Asia. Includes an ornate cartouche and sailing ship.
The map was updated and the cartouche etc. changed in 1606, making these early examples scarce on the market. Based upon Mercator's World Map of 1569.
Old Color. Backed in the early 20th century with archival paper. Fold split in lower part of map, with minor abrasion. Tape at centerfold, as illustrated.