Auction 114, Lot 590

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

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1654 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…

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: A

Bit of minor soil, else fine with a sharp impression and lovely color.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/1/2006