Auction 117, Lot 760

"Tartaria Maioris sive Asiaticae Tabula…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1739 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 19 inches
53.3 x 48.3 cm

A fully engraved copper plate map with excellent detail throughout the region of Asia north of the Tropic of Cancer. The map extends to include all of Russia and Siberia, and south to include Korea, Japan, and Taiwan, the Caspian and Black Seas, etc. Locates Peking (here Pekin) and portions of the Great Wall. Embellished with three cartouches including a dedication cartouche to Anna Ioannovna, the Empress of Russia between 1730 and 1740.


Condition: A

A lovely example with fine hand coloring on thick hand laid paper.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/6/2006