"Tabula Tartariae et Majoris Partis Regni Chinae", Wit, Frederick de
Subject: Northern Asia
Period: 1685 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 17.2 inches
54.6 x 43.7 cm
Fine map of the region from the Caspian Sea through China and Japan. Eastern Russia is truncated with no Kamchatka peninsula and Yedso is shown according to the voyages of De Vries. The Great Wall is prominently shown separating China from the interior deserts. The mythical Chiammay Lacus is shown with its five major rivers. A strapwork title cartouche with two putti and a compass rose ornament the chart.
Attractive color with centerfold separations at top and bottom that extend approximately 1.5-2.0" into the image and have been closed on verso with old paper.