Auction 119, Lot 779

"Description de la Tartarie tiree en partie de plusieurs Cartes…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1654 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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, the Great Wall of China and embellished with a decorative title cartouche.

References:

Condition: A

Original outline color. Narrow margins at the left and right as issued, still sufficient for framing. One small repair in the lower left margin.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/9/2007

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