Auction 108, Lot 510

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

Subject: Asia

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm

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 shown to the east and marked with a notation that it 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 charming cartouche represents the exotic East with people and animals. Another cartouche at top incorporates the distance scales. Engraved by T.C. Lotter.

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Condition: A

Lightly toned with old color.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/29/2004

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