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Antique Map of Asia by Hederichs, ‘circa 1740’

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Antique map titled ‘Asiae Nova delineatio’. Rare miniature map of Asia. This map covers the entirety of Asia from Europe to Japan and from the Arctic to New Holland or Australia. The mythic lake of Chiamay, speculated to be the source of the five great rivers of Southeast Asia, appears north of Siam or Thailand. Adjacent parts of Europe and Africa are also noted. This map originates from ‘Anleitung Zu den f√ľrnehmsten Historischen Wissenschaften, Benanntlich Der Geographie, Chronologie, Genealogie und Heraldica, Der Historia Vniversali Notitia Auctorum, Den R√∂mischen Antiquit√§ten und der Mythologie (..)’ by Benjamin Hederichs.

Condition: General age-related toning, blank verso. Please study images carefully.

Dimensions: 35 x 25 cm.

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