Auction 91, Lot 321

"Seconde Partie de la Carte d'Asie contenat la Chine et Partie de al Tartarie, l'Inde au dela du Gange, les Isles Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Moluques, Philippines, et du Japon",

Subject: China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Period: 1752 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
27 x 37.5 inches
68.6 x 95.3 cm

Two sheets, un-joined, make up this large handsome chart. D'Anville had a marked impact on the mapping of this region in the early 18th Century. The map is wonderfully detailed throughout. In Japan, Hokaido is called "Jeso-Gasima" and is shown nearly as an island although the northeastern tip is left off the map. In present day Vietnam, D'Anville marks for the first time the location of an ancient wall built by the Chinese to divide the region in about 1540. The island which is modern-day Singapore is shown along with a large group of islands lying between it and Sumatra. Some light foxing in margins and faint offsetting within map. The map is on very sturdy paper and in overall very good condition.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $850

Closed on 6/14/2000

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