Auction 91, Lot 288

"A New Map of Present Asia",

Subject: Asia

Period: 1703 (published)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
19.7 x 14.5 inches
50 x 36.8 cm

Fine copper engraved map including all of continental Asia, Japan, Philippines and Indonesia as well as much of western Africa. A huge region of present day Russia is noted as "Parts Yet Undiscovered". The sea between Korea and Japan is unnamed. Four cartouches decorate the map including one that dedicates the map to William Duke of Gloucester who was a pupil of Well's at Oxford. A couple of small printer's creases, some tiny worm holes and a small puncture on fold (with no loss of image). The fine, dark impression more than compensate for these minor defects.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/14/2000

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