"Carte de l'Asie Selon les Auteurs Anciens Enrichie de Remarques Historiques sur les Changemens qui y sont Arrivez", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
19.2 x 14.8 inches
48.8 x 37.6 cm
This historical map of Asia and the East Indies depicts the parts of Asia known during ancient times. Geographically it is based on Sanson's Asia Vetus with a huge unidentified landmass to the east of the continent and Japan on Tiexeira's outline. The Philippines are identified as the Isles Sabadines. Surrounded with panels of French text by Nicholas Gueudeville.
A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet, issued folding on paper with a Strasburg Lily and "IV" watermarks. There is minor toning along the edges of the sheet.