Auction 148, Lot 654

"Carte de Tartarie Dressee sur les Relations de Plusieurs Voyageurs de Differentes Nations...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24.1 x 18.8 inches
61.2 x 47.8 cm

This is the Covens & Mortier edition of Delisle's expansive map that includes Russia, Northern China and Tibet, from Novaya Zemla in the north to Afghanistan. The Pacific coast shows a portion of the Terre d'Eso, with the small Isle de Amour shown above. The map is fully engraved with forests and mountains and, for the period, has quite good detail of cities and towns. The Great Wall is graphically depicted, as are the extensive trade routes. A decorative cartouche surrounds the title in the lower left. Latin title above the map: "Tartaria, sive Magni Chami Imperium."


Condition: A

A fine impression with original color and minor soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 2/19/2014