Auction 137, Lot 728

"La Grande Tartarie", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Geographische Historiche Beschryvingh der vier bekend Werelds-Deelen…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 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 (here unnamed) 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 A. d'Winter.

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Condition: A

A few small chips in upper blank margin have been repaired with old paper, and there are two small spots in left blank margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Unsold

Closed on 9/14/2011

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