Auction 133, Lot 604

"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)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Pleasantly toned with minor fold separations not affecting the map.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/1/2010

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