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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room's decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.

A spectacular 1687 map of Asia by the important Italian cartographer Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi. Depicts the entire continent as well as parts of Europe, Africa, and the East Indies. In drawing this map Rossi drew heavily upon Nicholas Sanson's map of Asia in ancient times. In East Asia the cartography is still fairly speculative. Hokkaido is shown attached to the mainland in a vast peninsula named Yvpi . Separated from this landmass by the narrow Strait of St. Vries is a mysterious landmass called Ieco , a name which itself is commonly associated with Hokkaido. West of Japan, Korea appears as a narrow peninsula after the Mercator-Honduis example. Further inland, in western China, Chiamay Lake is depicted. This mythical body of water was postulated by Ortelius as source for the great rivers of Southeast Asia. In a marked departure from Sanson's map, Rossi corrects the orientation of the Caspian Sea to the proper north-south axis. In the East Indies he separates New Guinea into separate islands, "Terra de Papous" and "N. Guinea". In the far north the Mongol empire is labeled Magog, referencing Marco Polo's association of Mongolia with the Biblical land of "Magog." An attractive decorative title cartouche referencing the military prowess of the Saracens and the Mongols adorns the upper left quadrant. Prepared in 1687 by Rossi for issue in Giacomo Cantelli da Vignola's important Mercurio Geografico… .

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