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Auction 182, Lot 673


"Asia cum Omnibus Imperiis Provinciis, Statibus et Insulis Correcta et Adornata", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Asia

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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $55

Closed on 4/28/2021