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Auction 125, Lot 700

"Asia Cum omnibus Imperiis Provinciis Statibus et Insulis Correcta et adornata", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Asia

Period: 1744 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.5 inches
24.9 x 19.1 cm

Charming reduced version of this German map covers the continent and the East Indies. Terra Yedso is represented here as a large landmass to the north of Japan (Honshu) and linked by a narrow causeway. Compagnie Land is shown to the east and marked with a notation that is was discovered by Don Iean de Gama. There is no Kamchatka peninsula and Nova Zembla appears to be a peninsula rather than an island. The cartouche represents the exotic East with people and animals. Another decorative cartouche at top incorporates the distance scales. Engraved by Tobias Lotter.

References: Yeo #133.

Condition: B+

Map is a bit toned. There is some old glue in the left margin, and a few tiny edge tears not affecting the map.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/24/2008