Auction 112, Lot 591

"Carte de l'Asie Selon les Auteurs Anciens Enrichie de Remarques Historiques sur les Changemens qui y sont Arrivez", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Asia

Period: 1719 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Black & White

15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm

Historical map of Asia and the East Indies depicting the parts of Asia known during ancient times. Geographically it is based on Sanson's Asia Vetus with a huge unidentified landmass to the east of the continent and Japan on Tiexeira's outline. The Philippines are identified as the Isles Sabadines. Surrounded with panels of French text by Nicholas Gueudeville. Overall size to neatline is 19 x 14.7". A very nice example in original uncolored state.

References: Yeo #96

Condition: B

Good impression on a full sheet of hand laid paper with very wide margins. A couple foxing spots and two pin holes, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/28/2005