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Auction 189, Lot 592

"Carte des Indes et de la Chine Dressee sur Plusieurs Relations Particulieres Rectifiees par Quelques Observations", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Eastern, Southern & Southeast Asia

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24.7 x 24.3 inches
62.7 x 61.7 cm
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This large, attractive map covers the vast region extensively explored by the Europeans with particular emphasis on the trade routes on the mainland and the islands of the Philippines and the East Indies. In Japan, Hokkaido (Terre d' Yeco ou d'Eso) is attached to the Asian mainland, and the Sea of Japan is named Mer Orientale ou Mer de Coree. Korea is correctly shown as a peninsula, although much too wide. The mythical Lac de Chaamay appears in present-day Burma with several rivers flowing south. The map is filled with details of towns, roads, rivers and topography. Two sheets, joined, as issued.


Condition: A

Contemporary outline color on bright sheets, issued folding with some tiny spots of printer's ink residue at bottom left and a couple of minor creases in the blank margins.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200


Closed on 9/14/2022