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