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Jodocus Hondius:  Tartaria

Maps of Northwest America (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana)


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Title: Tartaria

Map Maker: Jodocus Hondius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1620 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 14 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $875.00

Inventory ID: 53247


Description:

Nice example of Hondius' map of Tartary, China, Korea and adjacent regions.

Shows the Great Wall of China, Corea as an Island, a very early example of the northwest coast of America, naming Cape de Fortuna and the Straits of Anian (overlooked by Burden), an incomplete Nova Zembla and a host of other details. Extends west to include the Black Sea and Russia, but the primary focus of the map is Tartaria, Central Asia and Asiatic Russia. Decorative vignettes include a nomadic tribe, tents and livestock. 

An early map of the region and certainly one of the most decorative of the genre. 


Related Categories:
Maps of Alaska
Maps of Northwest America (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana)
Maps of Central Asia
Maps of China
Maps of Korea
Maps of Russia