"La Grande Tartarie Suiuant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc.", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Northern Asia
Period: 1710 (circa)
Color: Black & White
11.7 x 8.8 inches
29.7 x 22.4 cm
This is a great small map of the northern parts of Asia extending from the Black Sea through northern China and Korea. The map is filled with an amazing amount of detail for its size. Terre de Jelmer, "discovered in 1664 par Corn Jelmerse Kok", forms a bridge between Novaya Zemlya and the mainland east of the Yenisey
estuary. Witsen's Icy Cape protrudes in the Arctic Ocean. The pictorial title cartouche features a Cossak encampment.
Pleasantly toned with minor fold separations not affecting the map.