Hand-colored map of China including Japan as well as the Ile Corea [i.e. the "island" of Korea]. Eastern India is displayed on the left of the map. The map displays many decorative features mainly vignettes at the top showing land-yachts for travelling by land, execution by crucifixation, pictorial bird's-eye views of the cities of Macao and Quinzay [i.e. Hangchow], and on the sides eight costumes from men and women of Asian cultures. Relief is shown pictorially.
Title in cartouche.
Decorative border of painted scenes at top of map: Ye. Ma[n]ner of their Trauelling by la[n]d' -- 'Macao' -- [Blank shield without coat of arms] -- Quinzay -- the Manner of their Execution.
Decorative border of painted scenes at left of map: A Chinian woman -- A souldier of Iapan -- A Chinian -- A men of Pegu.
Decorative border of painted scenes at right of map: A Chinian men -- A Chinian men -- A Souldier of Iapon -- A women of Pegu.
Imprint on map: [London] : Are to be sold by Tho. Bassett in Fleet Street and Ric. Chiswell in St. Pauls Church Yard, 1626.
Map 19 from: A prospect of the most famous parts of the world, viz, Asia, Africa, Europe, America with these empires and kingdoms ... / by John Speed. London : Printed for Thomas Bassett at the George in Fleet Street and Richard Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Pauls Church Yard, 1676.