Auction 136, Lot 680

"La Grande Tartarie", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Asia - Northern

Period: 1652 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 7.5 inches
24.9 x 19.1 cm

Attractive map of Siberia, northern China, and Korea, which is shown here as an island. The cities, mountains, forests and rivers are well-detailed. Siberia still reflects some of Ptolemy’s conceptions with the Island of Tazata and the Cape of Tabin in the extreme north. The map is decorated with a lovely title cartouche as well as a beautiful compass rose. Engraved by Peyrounin.


Condition: A

Original outline color.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/1/2011