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KIRCHER, Athanasius.
Tabula Geodoborica Itinerum a Varijs in Cataium susceptorum rationem exhibens.
Amsterdam, 1667. Coloured. 415 x 520mm. Narrow margins, repairs to binding folds, two inks stamps on reverse. A map of southern Asia from Kircher's 'China monumentis', his description of China based on reports from Jesuit missionaries including Michael Boym and Martino Martini. It is one of the few maps of the period to show the trade routes across Asia, including the Silk Road.
Bookseller: Altea Antique Maps [London, United Kingdom]
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