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Auction 125, Lot 698

"Accuratissima Totius Asiae Tabula Recens Emendata", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Asia

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.3 inches
57.9 x 49 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 reflecting 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 a Jesuit and traders with their exotic cargo.

References: Yeo #59.

Condition: B+

Nice impression with original color. Some unobtrusive uneven toning, else very good. Extensive manuscript Latin text on verso with a couple notations on the coast of India.

Estimate: $950 - $1,100


Closed on 9/24/2008