Auction 165, Lot 654

"Carte des Indes, de la Chine & des Iles de Sumatra, Java &c. Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux & sur les Meilleures Observations, Tirees des Relations les Plus Fideles", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Eastern & Southern Asia

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.4 x 20.2 inches
49.3 x 51.3 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. French text block in map with title at top.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet with minor toning along the edges of the sheet and professional repairs to several chips in the right blank margin.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 11/15/2017

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