Auction 169, Lot 660

"L'Asie", Croix, F. de la

Subject: Asia

Period: 1683 (circa)


Color: Black & White

7.4 x 5.4 inches
18.8 x 13.7 cm

This uncommon little map of the continent extends from the Mediterranean to the East Indies. The Caspian Sea (Mer de Kilan) is depicted in a round formation and only the western edge of Ter. de Jesso is visible along the right border of the map. The unnamed and fictitious Chamay Lake is located with five rivers flowing south and the Great Wall of China is prominently depicted. Decorated by a title cartouche featuring a female sitting atop an elephant.


Condition: A

A dark impression with just a hint of offsetting and professionally remargined at right. Issued folding and now flat.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/12/2018