Auction 148, Lot 653

"La Grande Tartarie Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc.", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1714 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas Tres Exact

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 8.9 inches
30 x 22.6 cm

This is a great small map of the northern parts of Asia extending from the Black Sea through northern China and Korea. The map is filled with an amazing amount of detail for its size. Terre de Jelmer, "discovered in 1664 par Corn Jelmerse Kok," forms a bridge between Novaya Zemlya and the mainland east of the Yenisey estuary. Witsen's Icy Cape protrudes in the Arctic Ocean. The pictorial title cartouche features a Cossak encampment.


Condition: A+

A fine impression on watermarked paper with wide margins and a bit of printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/19/2014