Tartary Asia Russia Korea as an island 1661 Jansson van der Keere miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Asia, Russia, Mongolia, Mongol Empire, Great Wall of China).
Issued 1661, Amsterdam by J. Jansson. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius (Pieter van der Keere).
Mid 17th century engraved miniature map. Of note for the prominent depiction of Korea as an island. Distorted coastline of Alaskan North America at top right. Title sits within strapwork cartouche.
Nice looking example, dark impression, clean, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 7 7/8" H x 8 1/8" W.
Engraved area measures c. 6" H x 8" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2, pp. 428-430.