"Nouvelle Carte de l'Asie, avec des Tables Alphabetiques pour Trouver sans Peine les Etats des Principaux Princes de Cette Partie du Monde...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1708 (published)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
23 x 17.7 inches
58.4 x 45 cm
Fine map of Asia and the East Indies with extensive internal political and geographical details. This map is based on Delisle's general map of Asia with Novaya Zemlya shown connecting to the continent and Witsen's mountainous peninsula with a note that it is not certain where this point of land ends. Hokkaido (Terre de Yeco) is attached to Japan and separated from the mainland by a narrow Detroit du Jessor. The southern coast of Terre de la Compagnie appears to the east of Hokkaido. The Caspian Sea is shown in a rudimentary, round shape. The map extends to include all of the East Indies, the Maldives, part of New Guinea, Arabia and the Red Sea. Keys at left and top right sides record the countries, principal cities and major rivers of Asia.
References: Yeo #97.
A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a small "K" watermark, issued folding with a couple of minor printer's creases and heavy soiling in the top left corner, well away from the image.