Auction 95, Lot 281

"Asia Cum omnibus Imperiis Provinciis Statibus et Insulis Correcta et adornata", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Asia

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.9 x 7.5 inches
25.1 x 19.1 cm

Charming reduced version of this German map. It covers the continent and the East Indies. 'Terra Yedso' is represented here as a large land mass to the north of Japan (Honshu) and linked by a narrow causeway. 'Compagnie Land' is show to the east and marked with a notation that is was discovered by "Don Juan de Gama". There is no Kamchatka peninsula and Nova Zembla appears to be a peninsula rather than an island. The uncolored cartouche represents the exotic East with people and animals. Another cartouche at top incorporates the distance scales.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/13/2001

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