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Auction 145, Lot 703

"L'Asie", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Asia

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Geographise en Historische Werelt Beschryving…

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 7.5 inches
27.7 x 19.1 cm
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Attractive and intriguing map of the continent and the East Indies with the cartography of the larger Sanson map of 1652. This map shows a large and dramatic version of Terre de Jesso, drawn from the discoveries of the Maarten de Vries expedition of 1643. Here Sanson incorporated De Vries' information by combining Hokkaido and the southern Kurils into a huge island, shown with the two place names of le Tessoy P and Matzumay. Korea is depicted as an island. This version of the map extends another 10° west to include part of New Guinea, identified here as the Terre de Papous. Beautifully engraved by Antoine de Winter.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON VII F bis; cf. Yeo #47.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light soiling and a narrow right margin.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2013