Auction 110, Lot 566

"L'Asie", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Asia

Period: 1683 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.7 x 7.5 inches
27.2 x 19.1 cm

Attractive map of the continent and the East Indies with the cartography of the larger Sanson map of 1652. Japan is one large island, based on Jesuit sources. There is a huge land mass to the north of Japan, Terre de Iesso, Yezo ou Sesso, which is an exaggeration of the Dutch discoveries of De Vries. Korea is depicted as an island. This version of the map extends to include part of New Guinea, identified here as the Terre de Papous.

References: cf. Yeo #47.

Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/2/2005