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ASIE


Continent asiatique


133 THEVET, A. Asie. Paris, 1575. Col. d'époque. Gravure sur bois en coloris d'époque. Collée anciennement sur papier fort. Amincissement du papier au milieu du pli central. - Wood-cut map in attractive original colours. Laid on strong paper, paper thinness in the middle of the centre fold. Generally in good condition. 345 x 432 mm.

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¤ Carte publiée dans la "Cosmographie Universelle" d'A.Thevet. Elle apporte une importante innovation avec l'apparition du Détroit d'Anian séparant l'Asie de l'Afrique. Thevet était le cosmographe d'Henri III.
- Uncommon wood-cut map of Asia. New Guinea has disappeared and Japan is represented as a turtle-shaped island. An important innovation is the appearance of the Straits of Anian, separating Asia from America. André Thevet was a Franciscan monk who travelled extensively in Europe and made a reputed short journey to South America. - Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia, 6.



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