JOHANN BAPTIST HOMANN, Recentissima Asiae etc., c. 1700

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Recentissima Asiae etc.
Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, c. 1730
Engraved map with original hand color
Paper size: 24 1/4" x 21"


Early antique map of Asia by Johann Baptist Homann. With Kamchatka already drawn as a peninsular. Compagnie Land to the upper right could be an early representation of Alaska or a misrepresentation of Hokkaido. With an outline of Nova Hollandia and Carpentaria, both parts of Australia. Also mentioned the Dampier Strait, named Dampieri, separates New Guinea and New Britain. Decorated with a beautiful title cartouche showing a Sultan on his throne.