Asia REcentissima Delineatio

ASIAE Recentissima Delineatio

This fascinating map of Asia was published around 1720 and one of the earliest works by Hohmann Heirs.


The map depicts Compagnie Land as a partial unknown island above Japan and Kamchatka. The legendary lake of Chiamay (Chiang Mai) is shown in the middle of Tibet. This lake does not exist, but from ancient times maps showed it as the source of the great rivers of Asia.

The top cartouche shows a ceremonial procession - the lower an Asian king holds court.


The map extends to Scandinavia in the top left, to Nova Hollandia lower right.


Nicely framed in antique gilt frame.



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