"Asia cum Omnibus Imperiis Provinciis, Statibus et Insulis Correcta et Adornata", Seutter/Lotter
Period: 1744 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.9 x 7.6 inches
25.1 x 19.3 cm
Charming reduced version of this German map covers the continent and the East Indies. Terra Yedso is represented here as a large landmass to the north of Japan (Honshu) and linked by a narrow causeway. Compagnie Land is shown to the east and marked with a notation that is was discovered by Don Iean de Gama. There is no Kamchatka peninsula and Nova Zembla appears to be a peninsula rather than an island. The cartouche represents the exotic East with people and animals. Another decorative cartouche at top incorporates the distance scales. Engraved by Tobias Lotter.
References: Yeo #133.
Contemporary color on a sheet that has been backed with old paper to create new margins all around. Minor toning and soiling confined to the margins.