Auction 137, Lot 722

"Accuratissima Totius Asiae Tabula in Omnes Partes Divisa, de Novo Correcta, ac in Lucem Edita", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Asia

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 19 inches
58.4 x 48.3 cm

This handsome, large map of the continent and East Indies shows the extent of European knowledge of the region. It is vividly rendered with good detail throughout the south and south east, due to the surveys of the Dutch East India Company, while northern and central Asia is filled mostly with mountains, deserts and forests. The work of the Jesuit missionaries is reflected in the well-documented region of China. The large title cartouche includes a busy scene including traders with their exotic cargo.

References: Yeo #59.

Condition: B+

Lovely old color with light toning and a professionally repaired 2" centerfold separation at bottom. Left-hand margin has been remargined, with a minute amount of neatline in facsimile. Marginal soiling.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/14/2011