Auction 136, Lot 670

"Asie", Boisseau, Jean

Subject: Asia

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Tresor des Cartes Geographiques

Color: Black & White

8 x 5.5 inches
20.3 x 14 cm

This rare little map of was copied from the Jansson plate for his Atlas Minor. The northeast coast is severely truncated, Korea appears as an island, an exaggerated Gulf of Cambay distorts the Indian subcontinent, and the southern coastline of Java is blank. Partie d'Amerique appears in the upper right-hand corner of the map. This map is from the first true world atlas produced in France. It was prepared for the education of the future king of France, XIV,

References: cf Yeo #21; Betz pp. 265-66.

Condition: A

The top margin is trimmed near the neatline, as issued, else fine.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/1/2011