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Auction 153, Lot 644

"L'Asie Divisee en Ses Principales Regions, et ou se Peuvent Voir l'Estendue de Empires Monarchies, Royaumes, et Estats qui Partagent Presentement l'Asie...", Sanson/Jaillot

Subject: Asia

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 18.5 inches
58.7 x 47 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. An incomplete coastline appears to the east, labeled both Terre de Iesso Ieco and Terre de la Compagnie. Korea appears as an elongated peninsula, and the mythical Lac de Chiamay is shown as the source of five major rivers west of China. The map is updated to include the northern coastline of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) based on the Delisle configuration of 1705. The upper corners contain decorative cartouches with a dedication to the Duc de Bourgogne and a scale of miles cartouche. An alternate title appears in Latin above the map: "Asia Divisa in Imperia, Regna & Status in quae Distribuitur, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis."


Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color, an extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 5/20/2015