"Carte des Indes et de la Chine Dressee sur Plusieurs Relations Particulieres Rectifiees par Quelques Observations...", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: Eastern, Southern & Southeast Asia
Period: 1705 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.8 x 24.7 inches
65.5 x 62.7 cm
This large, attractive map covers the vast region extensively explored by the Europeans with particular emphasis on the trade routes on the mainland and the islands of the Philippines and the East Indies. In Japan, Hokkaido (Terre d' Yeco ou d'Eso) is attached to the Asian mainland, and the Sea of Japan is named Mer Orientale ou Mer de Coree. Korea is correctly shown as a peninsula, although much too wide. The mythical Lac de Chiamay appears in present-day Burma with several rivers flowing south. The map is filled with details of towns, roads, rivers and topography. Two sheets, joined, as issued.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with a few tiny separations at the fold intersection and minor soiling along the joint and bottom border. The border of the smaller second sheet at top is uncolored.