Auction 134, Lot 634

"Carte de Tartarie Dressee sur les Relations de Plusieurs Voyageurs de Differentes Nations…", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1706 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.8 x 19 inches
63 x 48.3 cm

First edition of Delisle's expansive map that includes Russia, Northern China and Tibet, from Novaya Zemla in the north to Afghanistan. The Pacific coast shows a portion of the Terre d'Eso, with the small Isle de Amour shown above, but not Japan. The map is fully engraved with forests and mountains and, for the period, has quite good detail of cities and towns. The Great Wall is graphically depicted, as are the extensive trade routes. A decorative cartouche surrounds the title in the lower left. This edition carries Delisle's imprint "A Paris Chez l'Auteur sur la Quai de l'Horloge a l'Aigle dOr avec Privilege 1706."


Condition: A

Very light stain at bottom along centerfold, otherwise a fine example.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/1/2010