Auction 153, Lot 645

"A New Map of Asia from the Latest Observations…", Senex, John

Subject: Asia

Period: 1714 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm

This handsome map of Asia extends to include northeastern Africa and the northern tip of Australia. The map is based on Schenk's 1708 edition of Guillaume Delisle's map of Asia, with the exception of Japan, as it is not connected to Land of Iesso as in Delisle's map. A note next to Iesso states that "the land and seas between Japon, Corea and Iesso are hitherto undiscovered and it is not known whether Iesso be a part of the continent or not." A Sandy Desert is depicted in Mongolia, and the route of Isbrand Ides (Isbon Idres) expedition through Asia is marked. The northern coastline, which is noted as ye Supposed N. Coast, is shown in an inset at bottom.

References: Yeo #110.

Condition: B

Watermarked paper with a long centerfold separation closed on verso with archival material. A tear in the top right corner and a 2" cut at bottom right have both been closed on verso with archival material. The top margin has been extended with old paper.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/20/2015