Auction 103, Lot 436

"Asie…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Asia

Period: 1650 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.2 x 15.5 inches
56.4 x 39.4 cm

This was the standard French map of Asia in mid-seventeenth century. One of the most striking features of the map is the extensive coastline of America, from Royaume d'Anian to Sierra Nievada, adopted from the reported discoveries of Joao de Gama. Japan is shown on the Teixiera model and Korea is depicted as an island. The map extends to include much of the eastern coast of Africa. Decorated with a title cartouche. Engraved by A. Peyrounin and published by P. Mariette, circa 1667.

References: Yeo #43.

Condition: A

Original color. Printer's crease at bottom left border and a few minor defects in blank margins.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100


Closed on 6/11/2003