"Scythia, Serica Regio Bactriana", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Central Asia
Period: 1655 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
11.3 x 6.8 inches
28.7 x 17.3 cm
This handsome classical map depicts the region stretching from Ukraine to China. It is finely engraved to show mountains, forests, cities and locates historical regions. Decorated by a fine strapwork and rope title cartouche. Engraved by Lhuillier.
Contemporary outline color on watermarked paper that has been trimmed to the border at lower right. There is some minor extraneous creasing also at right.