"Asia and its Islands according to d'Anville: Divided into Empires, Kingdoms, States, Regions, with The European Possessions and Settlements in The East Indies...", Laurie & Whittle
Period: 1794 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
47.4 x 40.5 inches
120.4 x 102.9 cm
A superb, four-sheet map based on the cartography of the famous French cartographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d' Anville. It provides an extremely detailed view of the continent and extends to include all of South East Asia and numerous islands of the Pacific, with emphasis on English discoveries. The discoveries of Capt. Cook appear in the Aleutian Islands (Foxes Islands) and the Northeast coast of Asia. Hokkaido is featured as an archipelago named Isles of Yeso, including the Three Sisters. The Carolines are accurately depicted on an east-west axis. The large decorative cartouche features an Asian merchant, his exotic goods, and a camel.
Professionally backed with light Japanese tissue expertly repairing several tears. The original color has been retouched. Although there is still some very minor discoloration it is in very good condition for such a large piece.