"Asie Divisee en ses Principaux Etats, Empires & Royaumes", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
Period: 1805 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
26 x 19.8 inches
66 x 50.3 cm
A comprehensive view of Asia from Turkey and the Middle East to the Bering Strait and New Guinea in the east. Detailed depiction of Russia and the Russian and Chinese Tartaries, with their tribes marked. Tibet is labeled Etat du Dalai Lama. The map incorporates La Perouse's discoveries north of Japan and to incorporate part of Northern Australia and the Torres Strait. Originally by the Robert de Vaugondy family, this map was reissued by their successor, Charles Francois Delamarche. The map is based on the work of the Robert de Vaugondy family, but was re-engraved by Delamarche to incorporate the latest information gathered by the explorations noted. A table with geographical and statistical information on the region in included at right.
Original outline color on watermarked paper, with an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 5" into image at bottom, and an unrepaired 3/4" tear adjacent to centerfold near Siam. There are some small worm tracks primarily confined to blank margins that have been professionally repaired, with a minor amount of border in facsimile.