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Auction 102, Lot 457

"Tabula Tartariae et majoris partis Regni Chinae", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1685 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 17.2 inches
55.9 x 43.7 cm

Fine map of the region from the Caspian Sea through China and Japan. Eastern Russia is truncated with no Kamchatka peninsula and Yedso is shown according to the voyages of De Vries. The Great Wall is prominently shown separating China from the interior deserts. The mythical Chiammay Lacus is shown with its five major rivers. Strapwork title cartouche with two putti and a compass rose ornament the chart..


Condition: A

Expert extension of margins and a few minor repairs, all very professionally done.

Estimate: $475 - $550


Closed on 3/5/2003