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Auction 130, Lot 702

"Carte d'Asie, Dressee sur les Memoires Envoyez par le Czar…", Covens & Mortier

Subject: Asia

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 19.3 inches
61 x 49 cm
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This is an updated version of Delisle's great map of 1723 with significant improvements in the northeast coast, reflecting the surveys of Vitus Bering between 1725 and 1749. The northeast tip of the continent is shown in an inset. An extraordinary number of islands are shown throughout the Western Pacific and East Indies.

References: Yeo #149.

Condition: A+

Nice impression and original outline color on very sturdy paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/2/2009