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Lot 553

(Asia) Beautiful Janvier 18th Century Map of Asia, with a bit of Alaska? "L'Asie divisee En Ses Principaux Etats par le Sr. Janvier, Geographe, A Paris." Ca. 1760s, 12 1/4" high x 17 5/8" wide copperplate engraving with original outline color and a striking fully colored cartouche in an exotic far eastern motif. This handsomely rendered map by Jean Janvier, covers from the western Mediterranean to Kamchatka in the north, and from the Red Sea and horn of Africa to the Philippines and Indonesia in the south, and all else between. A shadowy presence in the Bering Sea hints at the Alaskan coast with the caption "Terre vue par (land seen by) Tchiricoive et DeLisle en 1741." There is very minor soiling and age tone otherwise very good condition. Now scarce.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.


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