"Asie Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geog. Du Roi", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1650 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 15.5 inches
56.6 x 39.4 cm
This was the standard French map of Asia in mid-seventeenth century. One of the most striking features of the map is the extensive coastline of America, from Royaume d'Anian to Sierra Nievada, that is separated from Asia by the narrow Destroit d' Anian. Japan is shown on the Teixiera model and Korea is depicted as an island. The map extends to include much of the eastern coast of Africa. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by A. Peyrounin and published by P. Mariette.
References: Yeo #43.
There is a damp stain at top and some faint toning along the fold. The side margins have been extended to better accommodate framing.