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Auction 159, Lot 618

"An Accurate Map of Asia from the Latest Improvements and Regulated by Astronomical Observations",

Subject: Asia

Period: 1770 (circa)

Publication: Drake's Voyages

Color: Hand Color

11.2 x 7.6 inches
28.4 x 19.3 cm
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This map of the entire continent reflects the geography of the region prior to the discoveries of Capt. Cook's third voyage with a partially delineated Company's Land, a fictitious island supposedly discovered by Jean de Gama. The Great Wall of China is shown as Chinese Wall just north of Beijing, and the waters dividing Korea and Japan is named the Sea of Korea. The depiction of Hokkaido and the west coast of the Malay Peninsula appear to follow French influences, such as Robert de Vaugondy (see Yeo #152). Engraved by R. Reynolds.

References: Yeo #168.

Condition: B+

Light staining and a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/14/2016