Auction 154, Lot 642

"Description de la Tartarie Tiree en Partie de Plusieurs Cartes, qui en ont Este Faictes en Partie de Diverses Relations...", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1654 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.6 x 14.1 inches
57.4 x 35.8 cm

This is an uncommon map covering central and northern Asia. Korea is shown as an island and a huge Terre de Iesso is depicted across a narrow straight from the legendary lands of Gog and Magog. The Caspian Sea is given a horizontal, oval shape. The map is fully engraved with mountains, rivers, lakes, forests, cities, the Great Wall of China and embellished with a decorative title cartouche.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A [11].

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with original outline color in the map and later coloring in the cartouche. There is very minor toning and light soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/16/2015

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