Auction 146, Lot 688

"Accuratissima Totius Asiae Tabula in Omnes Partes Divisa, de Novo Correcta, ac in Lucem Edita", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Asia

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19 inches
58.4 x 48.3 cm

This handsome, large map of the continent and East Indies shows the extent of European knowledge of the region. It is vividly rendered with good detail throughout the south and south east, due to the surveys of the Dutch East India Company, while northern and central Asia is filled mostly with mountains, deserts and forests. The work of the Jesuit missionaries is reflected in the well-documented region of China. The large title cartouche includes a busy scene including traders with their exotic cargo.

References: Yeo #59.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with original outline color and later coloring in the cartouche and decorative elements. There is minor soiling and two professionally repaired tears - one that enters 2.5" into map at top and one that just enters map border at right.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/4/2013

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