Auction 160, Lot 685

"Asia", Thomson, John

Subject: Asia

Period: 1815 (circa)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.9 x 17.8 inches
50.5 x 45.2 cm

Fine early nineteenth-century map filled with excellent detail, particularly of the islands in both the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. The map extends from Russia in the north to New Zealand in the south. Notes on the map indicate the discoveries of important explorers in the region, such as Captain Cook, as well as information on indigenous people, safe ports, and other historical information. Engraved by J. & G. Menzies.

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Condition: B+

Full original color that appears to have been refreshed, with light toning and several extraneous creases.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 11/16/2016

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