"Asie Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geog. du Roi", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1650 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22 x 15.5 inches
55.9 x 39.4 cm
This important map by Sanson was the standard French map of Asia in the mid-seventeenth century. One of the more interesting features is the extensive coastline of America stretching from Royaume d'Anian to Sierra Nievada which is separated from Asia by the narrow Detroit d' Anian. The Kingdoms of Anian, Quivira and Albion are shown. Japan is shown on the Teixiera model and Korea is depicted as an island. The map extends to include much of the eastern coast of Africa. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by A. Peyrounin and published by P. Mariette.
References: Yeo #43.
Very nice impression with original outline color on a thin sheet of fine hand laid paper with original margins and watermark. Some extra creases parallel centerfold and a little staining in lower right margin.