"Carte de la Tartarie Independante qui Comprend le Pays des Calmuks, Celui des Usbeks, et le Turkestan, avec Leurs Dependances...", Bonne/Lattre
Subject: Central Asia
Period: 1787 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Moderne
Color: Hand Color
17.4 x 12.1 inches
44.2 x 30.7 cm
This beautifully engraved map centers on Uzbekistan and stretches from the western banks of the Black Sea east to Tibet. It includes the Caucasus, the Caspian Sea, the Aral Sea, and the Gobi Desert. It captures the topography of the region in nice detail and identifies hundreds of place names. In the top left corner, there are six distance scales. An ornate title cartouche dominates the bottom right corner of the composition.
A nice impression with contemporary color on a watermarked sheet. There is a small paper flaw in the image at bottom right, minor toning along the centerfold, and light damp stains along the bottom edge of the sheet.