Auction 135, Lot 628

"L'Asie Dressee Selon les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Asia

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 6.5 inches
22.4 x 16.5 cm

Delightful little map that conforms to the standard French model of the period. Hokkaido is attached to the mainland and Terre de Iesso is off the coast partially obscured by the title cartouche. The map does not follow any particular cartographer and Chiquet has made a concerted effort not to represent theoretical cartography. A note along the northeastern coastline translates "this coast and its outline have never been well known."

References: Yeo #113.

Condition: B

Issued folded with reinforced folds and a minor puncture repaired with framer's tape. There are some tiny holes in the right side border.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/16/2011