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Auction 189, Lot 589

"Carte d'Asie Dressee pour l'Instruction...", Delisle/Dezauche

Subject: Asia

Period: 1800 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.9 x 19.4 inches
63.2 x 49.3 cm
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This scarce map of Asia is a revision of Delisle's 1700 map of the continent. In this map, Dezauche completes the coastline of northeastern Siberia between Novaya Zemlya and Japan, with Novaya Zemlya correctly shown as an island and the peninsula of Kamchatka now appearing. A small inset at top right shows the northeastern tip of the continent with a rudimentary Alaska with the note that Captain Cook had been stopped by the ice in that area. The Sea of Japan is noted as Mer de Coree. Hokkaido (Isle de Ieso) is no longer attached to Japan but is still poorly shaped. To the east are the conjectural islands of Terre de la Compagnie and Terre de J. de Gama, which is also labeled Kia-ytao.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright, watermarked sheet with some minor spots and soiling in the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2022