"Carte des Indes, de la Chine & des Iles de Sumatra, Java &c. Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux & sur les Meilleures Observations, Tirees des Relations les Plus Fideles", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Eastern and Southern Asia
Period: 1715 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 19.9 inches
49 x 50.5 cm
This large, attractive map covers the vast region extensively explored by the Europeans with particular emphasis on the trade routes on the mainland and the islands of the Philippines and the East Indies. In Japan, Hokkaido (Terre d' Yeco ou d'Eso) is attached to the Asian mainland, and the Sea of Japan is named Mer Orientale ou Mer de Coree. Korea is correctly shown as a peninsula, although much too wide. The mythical Lac de Chiamay appears in present-day Burma with several rivers flowing south. The map is filled with details of towns, roads, rivers and topography. French text block in map with title at top.
A fine impression with attractive color. Issued folding with a 1" tear in southern Vietnam that has been professionally repaired.