Catalog Archive
Auction 174, Lot 698

"Carte des Indes et de la Chine Dressee sur Plusieurs Relations Particulieres Rectifiees par Quelques Observations", Delisle, Guillaume

Subject: Eastern, Southern & Southeast Asia

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

25.9 x 24.8 inches
65.8 x 63 cm
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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. Two sheets, joined, as issued.


Condition: B+

Contemporary outline and wash color on watermarked paper with light foxing and toning. There is a professionally repaired centerfold separation at bottom.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/11/2019