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Auction 98, Lot 351

"Exactissima Asiae Delineatio in Praecipuas Regiones Caeterasq Partes divisa et denuo in lucem edita", Ottens/De Wit

Subject: Asia

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 19.2 inches
57.7 x 48.8 cm
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This handsome, large map of the continent and East Indies is Ottens copy of Frederick de Wit's 1675 map. The extent of European knowledge of the region is vividly depicted with good detail throughout the south and south east reflecting the surveys of the Dutch East India Company, while northern and central Asia is filled mostly with mountains and forests. The work of the Jesuit missionaries is reflected in the well-documented region of China. The large title cartouche includes a busy scene including a Jesuit and traders with their exotic cargo.

References: Yeo #117.

Condition: A

Fine crisp impression. Expertly remargined at bottom with facsimile of neatline.

Estimate: $700 - $800


Closed on 3/6/2002