"La Grande Tartarie", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Northern Asia
Period: 1683 (published)
Publication: Geographische Historiche Beschryvingh der vier bekend Werelds-Deelen…
Color: Hand Color
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.
A few small chips in upper blank margin have been repaired with old paper, and there are two small spots in left blank margin.