Auction 112, Lot 626

"Description de la Tartarie tiree en partie de plusieurs Cartes…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1654 (dated)

Publication: Tables de la Geographie Ancienne et Nouveli…

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 14 inches
57.2 x 35.6 cm

This is an uncommon map covering central and northern Asia. Korea is shown as an island and a huge Terre de Iesso is depicted across a narrow straight from the legendary lands of Gog and Magog. The map is fully engraved with mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, cities and the Great Wall of China and embellished with a decorative title cartouche.


Condition: B

Original outline color. Couple of minor spots in map.

Estimate: $450 - $500


Closed on 9/28/2005