Auction 123, Lot 653

"L'Asie Dressee Selon les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Asia

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.8 x 6.6 inches
22.4 x 16.8 cm

Delightful little map that conforms to the standard French model of the period. Hokkaido is attached to the mainland and Terre de Iesso is off the coast partially obscured by the title cartouche. The map does not follow any particular cartographer and Chiquet has made a concerted effort not to represent theoretical cartography. A note along the northeastern coastline translates "this coast and its outline have never been well known."

References: Yeo #113.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color. The sheet has some light soil in the margins, just encroaching into the upper corner of the map at top.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Unsold

Closed on 2/20/2008

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