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Auction 125, Lot 702

"Ethnographical Map of Asia in the Earliest Times, Illustrative of Dr. Pritchard's Natural History of Man and His Researches into the Physical History of Mankind", Prichard, James Cowles

Subject: Asia

Period: 1843 (dated)

Publication: Explanatory Notice of the Ethnographical Maps to the Natural History of Man

Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 19 inches
60.5 x 48.3 cm

This most colorful thematic map shows all of Asia from Turkey to Japan and south to include part of the East Indies. Dr. Prichard credits Klaproth's map published in his Sprach-Atlas together with his work Asia Polyglotta, plus other more recent sources for the map's ethnography. The hand colored legend identifies thirty-two different races. Published by H. Bailliere, London.


Condition: B+

Lovely original hand coloring and full margins. A bit of offsetting in the map and a couple small areas of marginal soiling and edge roughness.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/24/2008