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Auction 94, Lot 370

"Magnae Tartariae, Magni Mogolis Imperii, Iaponiae et Chinae, Nova Descriptio", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Northeastern Asia

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 17 inches
54.6 x 43.2 cm
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Copper engraved map of Tartary, China and Japan embellished with a decorative strapwork title cartouche flanked by putti. The map is fully engraved with forests and mountains and has quite good detail of cities and towns for the period. The Great Wall is graphically depicted. Japan is shown on the Blaeu/Martini type and Korea is shown as a small peninsula. The large, mythical Chiammay Lacus is located in central China.


Condition: B

Original color with a bit of mild discoloration in the green. Old repair on bottom fold and archival tape repair of top fold in margin. Overall a very good example.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/7/2001