Auction 157, Lot 641

"L'Asie Dressee Selon les Observations des Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Asia

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

8.8 x 6.6 inches
22.4 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.

Condition: A

A nice impression with two faint extraneous creases There are binding holes in the left blank margin, away from the map image.

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/4/2016