Auction 135, Lot 670

"A New Map of India & China from the Latest Observations", Senex, John

Subject: Southeast Asia

Period: 1721 (circa)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.4 inches
58.4 x 49.3 cm

While focused on Southeast Asia, this map covers most of Asia from India through China, Korea and Japan. It presents a great amount of information due to increased geographical knowledge of the region derived from the English East India Company, which was fervently competing with the French and Dutch for predominance in the region. Most of the inland detail was derived from the missionary efforts of the Jesuits. The title cartouche features a Chinese and Indian trader with their rich and luxurious wares.

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Condition: B+

Original outline color with a hint of toning on centerfold. The upper left marginal corner, well away from the map, is discolored and torn with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400

Sold for: $800

Closed on 2/16/2011

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