"L'Asie Divisee en ses Empires, Royaumes, et Etats…", Elwe, Jan Barend
Period: 1792 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 18.2 inches
57.2 x 46.2 cm
An attractive, large map of Asia including all of Southeast Asia. The cartography is archaic for the period with the continental outline following the Sanson-Jaillot model. The island of Hokkaido is attached to the mainland as part of the Yupi peninsula and Korea is a long skinny peninsula. The decorative title and distance scale cartouches are also very similar to Jaillot's map of 1692.
References: Yeo #208.
Lovely original full color. Tissue repair of tiny fold separations in blank margins.