Auction 99, Lot 450

"Carte de la Tartarie Occidentale", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Eastern Asia

Period: 1740 (dated)

Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.1 x 8.6 inches
30.7 x 21.8 cm

Delicately engraved map extending from Korea Bay northwest to Siberia. Great watershed and topographical details. Locates two branches of the Great Wall. Distance scale in rococo-style cartouche.

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Condition: A

Strong impression on hand-laid paper. Some very light offsetting.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $50

Closed on 6/12/2002

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