This beautiful so called ‘carte-a-figures’ map is the first English printed map of Asia. Ten costumed figures of Asian peoples and eight city views forming a decorative frieze across the top. Published in London by the famous John Speed, this unique map is largely based on Jodocus Hondius’ map of Asia published 50 years earlier in Amsterdam.
Title: Asia with the Islands Adioyning described, the atire of the people & Townes of importance, all of them newly augmented by J:S: Ano. Dom: 1626.
Korea is shown as a slender oddly projected Peninsula. The Great Wall of China is shown, along with and Elephant above the source of the Ganges. A nice simple/naïve Northeast passage along with a piece of North America and sea monsters in the extreme North Pacific and Southern Indian Sea. The text on the verso presents a fascinating Anglocentric view of Asia in the early 17th Century.
Protect your iPhone with this unique Balinese Woman hard case cover.
The artwork on this phone case was originally published on a poster to promote the ‘Bali Hotel in Denpasar’. Opened in the year 1928, this was the first hotel in Bali. Today the hotel still exists, holding a different name: Inna Bali Hotel.
Attractive lined notebook with the Island of Bali in the year 1724.
The map shown is part of a large-scale map of Bali, originally published in Amsterdam in the year 1724 by Francois Valentyn in his “Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indien”, and based on the earlier map of Bali compiled by Willem Lodewijcksz, a member of Cornelius de Houtman’s pioneering voyage to the East Indies in 1595-97.
Product dimension: 20.5 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm