Auction 123, Lot 649

"Accuratissima Totius Asiae Tabula in Omnes Partes Divisa, de Novo Correcta, ac in Lucem Edita", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Asia

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 19.5 inches
58.4 x 49.5 cm

This handsome, large map of the continent and East Indies shows the extent of European knowledge of the region. It is vividly rendered with good detail throughout the south and south east, due to the the surveys of the Dutch East India Company, while northern and central Asia is filled mostly with mountains, deserts and forests. The work of the Jesuit missionaries is reflected in the well-documented region of China. The large title cartouche includes a busy scene including traders with their exotic cargo.

References: Yeo #59.

Condition: B

A good impression with original color that has oxidized. The map has been professionally backed to reinforce some verdigris cracking in the bottom of the cartouche. The lower margin has paper added and a few lines of facsimile of the neatline. Still a very attractive map that would frame well.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $750

Closed on 2/20/2008