"Groot Tartaryen", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Northern Asia
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving
Color: Hand Color
9.8 x 7.5 inches
24.9 x 19.1 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 for a Dutch edition of Sanson's small atlas.