Auction 139, Lot 609

"L'Asie Divisee en ses Empires, Royaumes, et Etats, a l'Usage de Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne…", Jaillot/Ottens

Subject: Asia

Period: 1725 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 18.5 inches
57.9 x 47 cm

An attractive map of Asia based on the Sanson-Jaillot map of 1692, with the now obsolete delineation of Siberia and Japan. The island of Hokkaido is attached to the mainland as part of the Yupi peninsula. Korea appears as an elongated peninsula, and the mythical Lac de Chiamay is shown as the source of five major rivers in Cochinchine. The Ottens brothers updated the map to include the northern coastline of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) based on the Delisle configuration of 1705. The upper corners contain decorative title cartouche with a dedication to the Duc de Bourgogne and a scale of miles cartouche. The title appears in Latin above the map, with the Ottens' imprint.

References: Yeo #119.

Condition: A

A fine impression with original color and a tiny hole near <I>Royaume de Siam</I> only visible when held to light. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/15/2012