Maps, Asia, Japan, Molucca, New Guinea, Timor, Sri Lanka, Muenster
"Asia wie es Jetziger Zeit nach den Furnemesten Herrschafften Abgetheilet und Beschriben ist"
This very historical map is a welcome addition to a collection of Asian maps.
On the left is part of the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. In the upper right is Japan. In the lower right is Molucca, part of New Guinea, and Timor. Near the lower center is Sri Lanka.
This is the second map of Asia by Sebastian Muenster (1488 - 1552). It is a woodcut map published in 1588. Older hand coloring.
Nicely colored woodcut map of Asia. Crease in right part of map from Japan to Molucca.
A few parallel creases along centerfold. Repair on lower right margin corner.
Small repairs in upper and lower margins on centerfold.
Image: 31 x 36 cm (12.2 x 14.1")