Auction 119, Lot 781

"Grande Tartarie", Peeters, Jacques

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1692 (published)

Publication: L'Atlas en Abrege, ou Nouvelle Description du Monde

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6.3 x 5.2 inches
16 x 13.2 cm

Finely engraved little map of the northern part of Asia decorated with a title cartouche incorporating a tiny armorial shield. The Caspian Sea is located in the lower left of the map, while just south of the Arctic Circle the tombs of the ancient kings of Tartary are noted. The map is engraved to show the mountains and forests and includes the Great Wall of China.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/9/2007

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