Rare map of Asia by Jeremiah Wolff, published in Augsburg.
This attractive map is largely based on the cartography of the French Royal geographer, Guillaume de L'Isle. It embraces the whole of Asia, including the East Indies and the tip of New Guinea. Japan is connected to the mainland by a country identified as Terra Yeco (roughly the location of modern Hokkaido). Further to the Northwest is the fictional 'Terra de la Compagnie', while Korea is shown as a peninsula. Eastern Siberia is shown to be complete enigma, as knowledge extends barely beyond the Urals and the Arctic beyond Novaya Zemlya, first charted by discovered by Willem Barents in 1594. Notably, with the depiction of Southeast Asia, Indochina, Indonesia and the Philippines gradually assume their true outlines.
Maps by Jeremiah Wolff are very rare on the market. This is the first time we have ever offered this map.