Auction 134, Lot 632

"A Generall Mapp of the Kingdome of Tartaria Designed by Monsieur Sanson…", Blome, Richard

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: Geographical Description of the Four Parts Of The World

Color: Hand Color

15.4 x 10.2 inches
39.1 x 25.9 cm

This elaborately engraved map covers northern and central Asia, at the time, the Kingdom of Tartary. To the south are the empires of Persia, The Great Mogol, and China. This map is based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson and was engraved by Thomas Burnford. Richard Blome was one of the most interesting, and most active, publishers of illustrated books in post-Restoration London. The map is embellished with a large, heraldic cartouche including a dedication to Roger Vaughan. There is an excellent biography of Blome on href="">


Condition: A

A sharp early impression with some printer's ink residue and some minor toning.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/1/2010