Auction 122, Lot 673

"L'Asie divisee en ses principaux Etats assujettie aux observations astronomiq.", Janvier/Santini

Subject: Asia

Period: 1776 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

25.8 x 18.5 inches
65.5 x 47 cm

This handsome, large map covers all of Asia, including Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan. There is still some confusion in the region of Hokkaido and Sakhalin Island (Isle de Jedso). The Sea of Japan is labeled Mer de Coree. The coastline of Nouvelle Guinee is elongated, with dotted lines stretching off the map, hinting at a connection with Australia. The Carolines are also labeled Nouvelles Philippines. The large title cartouche incorporates an incense pot with a pile of treasure.

References: Yeo #174 ; Phillips (A) #647.

Condition: B

Light toning along centerfold with repaired separation in the lower part of the map.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/5/2007