Auction 97, Lot 413

"Tabula Tartariae et majoris partis Regni Chinae", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Northeastern Asia

Period: 1685 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 17.2 inches
55.4 x 43.7 cm

Fine map of the region from the Caspian Sea through China and Japan. Eastern Russia is truncated with no Kamchatka peninsula and "Yedso" is shown according to the voyages of De Vries. The Great Wall is prominently shown separating China from the interior deserts. The mythical "Chiammay Lacus" is shown with its five major rivers. Strapwork title cartouche.


Condition: A

Expert repair of short separation at bottom fold. Faint uneven toning, still very good.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/5/2001