Auction 157, Lot 51

"A Map of Marco Polo's Voyages & Travels in the 13th Century Through a Great Part of Asia, All Tartary, the East India Islands & Part of Africa", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Eastern Hemisphere

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Harris' Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca

Color: Hand Color

11.8 x 7.7 inches
30 x 19.6 cm

This map depicts the areas in Asia where Marco Polo traveled in the 13th century. Japan is shown as a peninsula connected to mainland Russia. The decorative title cartouche features three Asian men and a pile of riches. One of the few maps to make mention of Marco Polo.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a #11.

Condition: A

A sharp impression with a hint of toning and a short archivally repaired tear along the right edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $600

Closed on 5/4/2016