Auction 124, Lot 646

"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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $160 - $200


Closed on 5/7/2008