Auction 103, Lot 480

"China", Speed/Kaerius

Subject: China, Korea and Japan

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 3.2 inches
12.2 x 8.1 cm

Nice miniature map of China extending from the Gulf of Ganges to include part of the Philippines, as well as Japan and an insular form of Korea. The northwest part of North America is shown, next to the fabled Straite of Anian. The interior is dominated by several large lakes including the mythical Lake Chyamai (here unnamed).


Condition: A

Attractively colored with slight text show-through. Shaved bottom margin, touching neatline at left, as issued.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/11/2003