"Asie Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geog. Du Roi", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1650 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.2 x 15.5 inches
56.4 x 39.4 cm
This was the standard French map of Asia in mid-seventeenth century. One of the most striking features of the map is the extensive coastline of America, from Royaume d'Anian to Sierra Nievada, adopted from the reported discoveries of Joao de Gama. Japan is shown on the Teixiera model and Korea is depicted as an island. The map extends to include much of the eastern coast of Africa. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by A. Peyrounin and published by P. Mariette, circa 1667.
References: Yeo #43.
Original outline color. Couple of minor printer's creases.