"Carte de l'Asie", Lapie, Alexander Emile & Pierre
Period: 1832 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
21.4 x 15.6 inches
54.4 x 39.6 cm
This very attractive, large map of continental Asia names and extends to Singapore in the south, and to the Bering Straight and the coast of Alaska in the northeast. The map is filled with great detail of political boundaries, place names, topography, and rivers. Surrounded by a decorative keyboard-style border and engraved by Lallemand. Lapie's embossed stamp is at bottom left.
Original outline color on paper with a "D J" watermark and a hint of offsetting. There are a few light damp stains and some minor scattered foxing mostly confined to the blank margins.