"Carte des parties Nord et Est de l'Asie qui comprend les Cotes de la Russie Asiatique le Kamschatka, le Jesso, et les Isles du Japon", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: Northern Asia and North America
Period: 1772 (circa)
Publication: Diderot's Encyclopedie
Color: Hand Color
15 x 12 inches
38.1 x 30.5 cm
This unusual map details the northern coastline of Russia (including Finland), the eastern coast of Asia to just below Nanking, and a bit of the coast of America called Anian. Inset into the map are four small maps of the western part of North America: I - Features the entire western coast with Japan just a short distance offshore. II - Focuses on Nova Granada showing the Mexican coast of the Gulf of California. III - Focuses on the Zubgara and Tolm Regnum of Nova Granada and the mythical seven cities of Cibola. IV - Covers Anian Regnum, which includes Quivira Regnum and another Tolm Regnum. All together a fascinating view of some of the early cartographic theories concerning the western part of North America.
References: Pedley #406.
Unobtrusive printer's crease and a couple of tiny spots, else very good.