Auction 148, Lot 644

"L'Asie Divisee en Ses Principales Regions, et ou se Peuvent Voir l'Estendue des Empires, Monarchies, Royaumes, et Estats...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Asia

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.9 x 18.4 inches
58.2 x 46.7 cm

An attractive map of Asia based on the Sanson-Jaillot map of 1692, with the now obsolete delineation of Siberia and Japan. The island of Hokkaido is attached to the mainland as part of the Yupi peninsula. Korea appears as an elongated peninsula, and the mythical Lac de Chiamay is shown as the source of five major rivers in Cochinchine. Covens & Mortier updated the map to include the northern coastline of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) based on the Delisle configuration of 1705. The upper corners contain a decorative title cartouche with a dedication to the Duc de Bourgogne and a scale of miles cartouche. The title appears in Latin above the map: "Asia Divisa in Imperia Regna & Status…"

References: cf. Yeo #119.

Condition: A+

A fine impression with original color and a hint of toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $500

Closed on 2/19/2014