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Auction 118, Lot 814

"La Grande Tartarie", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1699 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.1 x 7.1 inches
23.1 x 18 cm

Attractive map of Siberia, northern China, and Korea, which is shown here as an island. The cities, mountains, forests and rivers are well-detailed. Siberia still reflects some of Ptolemy’s conceptions with the Island of Tazata and the Cape of Tabin in the extreme north. The map is decorated with a lovely title cartouche as well as a beautiful compass rose. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter.


Condition: A

Estimate: $170 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 3/6/2007