Auction 106, Lot 452

"Asia a New Description", Morden, Robert

Subject: Asia

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Geography Anatomiz'd

Color: Black & White

5 x 4.4 inches
12.7 x 11.2 cm

This miniature map of Asia first appeared in Geography Rectified in 1680 and then was used for Patrick Gordon's Geography Anatomiz'd [1693-1719]. The page number indicated the map was published after 1699. Though with little detail, it is a pleasing map with a dotted line for the Siberian coast reflecting the paucity of information available for this region. The Caspian Sea is shown on a north-south axis. The Molucca Is. are prominently located in the East Indies.

References: King, p.127; Yeo #62.

Condition: A

Split on upper centerfold not affecting map and a couple of spots in margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 3/3/2004