Auction 142, Lot 638

"La Tartaria Cinese Delineata Sulleultime Osservazioni", Cassini, Giovanni Maria

Subject: Eastern Asia

Period: 1798 (dated)

Publication: Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale

Color: Hand Color

18.7 x 13.6 inches
47.5 x 34.5 cm

Finely engraved map of northeast China, Mongolia, Korea, Russia. This detailed map includes cities, villages, rivers, mountains, and also depicts the Great Wall of China. Jeso-Gasima appears off the coast. A large, scenic title cartouche shows two native figures and birds in a landscape.

References: Falk #1798-1.

Condition: A+

Wide original margins with a lovely fleur-de-lys watermark. A few tiny spots in blank margins, far from image.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/28/2012