Auction 173, Lot 392

"L'Asie", Bossuet, Jacques Benigne

Subject: Asia

Period: 1755 (published)

Publication: Discours sur l'Histoire Universelle…

Color: Hand Color

6.5 x 5.1 inches
16.5 x 13 cm

This handsome small map of Asia depicts a huge Terre de Iesso and the island form of Korea. The mythical Lac de Chiamay is shown as the source of four major rivers and the Caspian Sea is oriented horizontally. It is based on Sanson's pocket atlas map and includes a considerable amount of information for such a small map.


Condition: A

A crisp impression issued folding with very light toning.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 6/5/2019