BLAEU, Willem Jansz (1571-1638). Asia Noviter Delineata. Amsterdam, 1650.
Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638). Amsterdam, 1621-30. Engraved map with original hand color in part. 24 x 20 1/8 inches visible; 35 1/8 x 31 3/8 inches framed. Blaeu's map is one of the most famous decorative maps of Asia.This map shows major Asian Cities across the top and indigenous costumes along the sides. Korea is shown as a Peninsula. Japan is oddly projected. Classic Northeast Passage shown, with a highly speculative and incomplete NE Coast of Asia shown, opposite and equally conjectural piece of North America. Large portions of the Borneo Coastline and other parts of the Islands in Southeast Asia and Australasia are incomplete or highly inaccurate.