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Description

Rare Hugo Allard map of Asia and the north part of Australia.

The map includes a nice representation of the Philippines. Korea is shown as a strangely shaped peninsula. China and the Great Wall are located.

The depiction of Yedso, Comps. Landt and the region above Japan is very unusual.

There is extensive detail on the northern coastlines of Australia.

This is the first time we have seen this map offered for sale.

Condition Description
Old color.
Reference
Tooley 49; National Archives Library of Australia #88883.
Hugo Allard Biography

Hugo (or Huych) Allard (or Allardt) (1627–1684) was a draughtsman, engraver, and painter during the Dutch Golden Age of cartography. Based in Tournai and Amsterdam, he was the founder of a prominent family of Dutch mapmakers, publishers, and print sellers. Allard set up his cartography business around 1645, and his first works were mostly reissues of earlier maps. Although not as prominent as the Blaeu family or Henricus Hondius and Jan Janssonius, Hugo Allard’s work, from about 1640 to 1680, is considered to be just as fine in quality. His output was relatively small, and his maps were mostly published as loose, separate issues, but they were well designed and finely engraved. After Allard’s death in 1691, he left his business to his son, Carel.