Auction 126, Lot 666

"L'Asie divisee en ses Principaux Etats",

Subject: Asia

Period: 1771 (published)

Publication: Atlas Moderne…

Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 12 inches
44.5 x 30.5 cm

Finely engraved chart of Asia including the East Indies. The Philippines and all of the East Indies are well shown. The Aleutian Islands are hinted at with an indistinct coastline east of Kamchatka labeled "Terre vue par Mrs. Tchuricowe et Delisle en 7 bre. 1741". The decorative cartouche features the wealth of the region including Persian rugs, textiles, and jewels.

References: Yeo #141.

Condition: A

Crisp impression and original coloring on thick paper with watermark. Trace of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 12/3/2008