Auction 104, Lot 520

"Asia Cum omnibus Imperiis Provinciis Statibus et Insulis Correcta et adornata", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Asia

Period: 1744 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

Charming reduced version of this German map covering the continent and the East Indies. Terra Yedso is represented here as a large landmass to the north of Japan and linked by a narrow causeway. Compagnie Land is show to the east and marked with a notation that is was discovered by Don Juan de Gama. There is no Kamchatka peninsula and Nova Zembla appears to be a peninsula rather than an island. The uncolored cartouche represents the exotic East with people and animals. Another cartouche at top incorporates the distance scales.

References: Phillips (A) 3492.

Condition: A

Full original color. Some marginal foxing.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/10/2003