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Auction 188, Lot 628

"A Map of Independent Tartary Containing the Territories of Usbeck, Gascar, Tibet, Lassa &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Central Asia

Period: 1712 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographicus, or a Compleat System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

10.1 x 7 inches
25.7 x 17.8 cm
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This uncommon small map covers the region from the Caspian Sea to the Great Wall of China. The region is mostly the domain of the Kalmyk people with various areas denoted for Black Kalmucks, Fugitive Kalmucks, Brown Kalmucks, etc. Other kingdoms include the Usbeck, Gasgar, Great Tibet and Lassa or Boutan.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #9, Vol III [12]; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MOLL-3a #66.

Condition: A+

A nice impression on a bright sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/22/2022