Auction 119, Lot 736

"Asia", Probst, Johann Michael

Subject: Asia

Period: 1789 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor ex Tabulis Geographicis

Color: Hand Color

9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

Scarce small map of Asia based on the cartography of Johann Schreiber. Japan appears as a large landmass separated by the Fretum de Vries from Compagnie Land. A string of prominent islands stretch south from Japan to Nova Britania and Nova Guinea. The map is embellished with a decorative title cartouche and a compass rose. A panel of German text at right describes the major regions and there is additional text at bottom.


Condition: A

Good impression and original color. Damp stains in margins, affecting plate mark but not the map. Tiny pinhole in unengraved portion of the map.

Estimate: $230 - $300


Closed on 5/9/2007