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Auction 167, Lot 376

"Carte de la Tartarie Occidentale pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Tiree des Auteurs Anglois", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Northwestern Asia

Period: 1749 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

12.1 x 8.7 inches
30.7 x 22.1 cm

This map covers western Tartary and focuses on the region of present-day Mongolia. This map reflects information from Kyrkov's important surveys of this remote region in addition to Jesuit and English sources. It includes detail of the roads and shows sections of the Great Wall. It is dated 1749, when it was first published in the French edition of Prevost's history of important voyages.


Condition: B+

A crisp impression on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark, very light toning, and some minor foxing mostly confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $60

Closed on 3/28/2018