Auction 110, Lot 567

"Nouvelle Carte de l'Asie avec des Tables Alphabetiques pour Trouver sans Peine les Etats des Principaux Princes de Cette partie du Monde. Une Cable des Villes Principales et Quelques Remarques pour l'Intelligence de l'Historie d'Asie", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Asia

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique et Methodique

Color: Black & White

22.7 x 18.5 inches
57.7 x 47 cm

Fine map of Asia and the East Indies with extensive internal political and geographical details. This map is based on Delisle's general map of Asia with Nova Zemla shown connecting to the continent and Witsen's mountainous peninsula with a note that it is not certain where this point of land ends. Hokkaido (Terre de Yeco) is attached to Japan and separated from the mainland by a narrow Detroit du Jessor. The southern coast of Terre de la Compagnie appears to the east of Hokkaido. The map extends to include all of the East Indies, the Maldives, part of New Guinea, Arabia and the Red Sea. Keys at left and top right sides record the countries, principal cities and major rivers of Asia.


Condition: B

Dark impression on a sheet of thick hand laid paper with full margins. A little light toning or foxing in a few areas, else very good. Folding as issued with binding trim at lower right, as issued.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/2/2005