1742 Hederichs Map of Asia

Asiae-hederich-1742
$250.00
Asiae Nova Delineatio.
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1742 Hederichs Map of Asia

Asiae-hederich-1742

$250.00

Title


Asiae Nova Delineatio.
  1742 (undated)    6.5 x 7 in (16.51 x 17.78 cm)     1 : 72400000

Description


A scarce 1742 miniature map of Asia by German historian Benjamin Hederichs. 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. Decorative allegorical title cartouche in the lower left quadrant features a golden idol and penitents. Published for Hederichs 1742 Anleitung zu den fürnehmsten historischen.

Cartographer


Benjamin Hederichs (December 12, 1675 - July 18, 1748) was a German historian and editor. He was born in Geithain and studied at the Besuch der Fürstenschule Grimma and afterwards pursued further studies in Leipzig and Wittenberg. In 172 he worked as a monastic teacher and later rector in Großenhain. Hederich produced numerous dictionaries and textbooks and contributed studies to others in chronology, genealogy, heraldry, numismatics, and diplomacy.

Source


Hederichs, B. M. Rect. Schol. Hayn., Anleitung zu den fürnehmsten historischen (Berlin: Ben. Christoph Gottleib Nicol) 1742.    

Condition


Good. Some foxing. Original Folds. Blank on verso.