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