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Lot 656
By: Guillaume Delisle
Subject: Northern Asia
Date: 1706 (dated)

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Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 24.6 x 18.9 inches
         62.5 x 48.0 cm


    This is the first edition of Delisle's expansive map that spans from Novaya Zemlya in the north to Afghanistan and includes Russia, Northern China, and Tibet. The Pacific coast shows a portion of the Terre d'Eso, with the small Isle de Amour shown above. The map is fully engraved with forests and mountains, and it features quite good detail of cities and towns for the period. The Great Wall is graphically depicted, as are the extensive trade routes. A decorative cartouche surrounds the title in the lower left. This edition carries Delisle's imprint "A Paris Chez l'Auteur sur la Quai de l'Horloge a l'Aigle dOr avec Privilege 1706."

Condition Description: Original outline color on a watermarked sheet with faint offsetting, two printer's creases at left, an extraneous crease along the centerfold, and a small damp stain along centerfold at bottom of map.

Estimate:
$275.00 - $350.00


Sold for: $140.00

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