"L'Asie Dressee Selon les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques
Period: 1719 (dated)
Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique
Color: Hand Color
8.9 x 6.6 inches
22.6 x 16.8 cm
Delightful little map that conforms to the standard French model of the period. Hokkaido is attached to the mainland and Terre de Iesso is off the coast partially obscured by the title cartouche. The map does not follow any particular cartographer and Chiquet has made a concerted effort not to represent theoretical cartography. A note along the northeastern coastline translates "this coast and its outline have never been well known."
References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #43-4; Yeo #113.
A clean, bright example with original color with minor refreshing. There are several minute worm holes only visible when held to light, and a professionally repaired tear that extends just inside the map border at left.