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Auction 190, Lot 583

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

Subject: Asia

Period: 1744 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.1 x 7.6 inches
25.7 x 19.3 cm
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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: A

Contemporary color on a bright sheet with light foxing and a few small worm holes confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/16/2022