Navigation
Cart$0.00

Antique Map of Asia by De L’Isle (c.1721) – SOLD

Return to Previous Page
Description

Product Description

Antique Map of Asia titled ‘L’ASIE/divisée en ses Principales Regions,/et ou se peuvent voir l’estendue des/EMPIRES MONARCHIES, ROYAUMES,. ET ESTATS/qui partagent presentement L’ASIE./Recueilli de divers Memoires, et sur les Relations les plus Nouvelles/Par G. DE L’ISLE, Geographe ordinaire du Roy/a l’usage de Mr. le DUC de BOURGOGNE/A. AMSTERDAM/Chez I. COVENS et C. MORTIER/Avec Privil.tttt’.

An early 18th century map of Asia in original colour by the great French cartographer Guillaume de L’Isle (1675-1726) who believed strongly in the importance of map accuracy. During his lifetime his one hundred or more maps were continuously updated to reflect widening knowledge of the World. This particular map has the imprint of Covens & Mortier, map printers and publishers of Amsterdam who were active between 1721 and 1774 and comes from a re-issue of De L’Isle’s Atlas Nouveau published by them in 1730.

This map is a fine illustration of just how little was known of Asia even in the early 18th century. Nonetheless, there is much here of interest. The Caspian Sea is wildly malformed, the Crimea is an island, mysterious uncertain lakes appear throughout Central Asia, the myth of Lake Chiamay is preserved in modern day Thailand, and northern Japan and northeast Siberia are entirely speculative.

Artist: G. De L’Isle
Year: c.1721
Purchase Code: M0583

SOLD

Product Enquiry

Product Enquiry

Related Products

Suikerfabriek van binnen by Kleynenberg (c.1912)

No 42. Suikerfabriek van binnen. Antique print depicting a Sugarcane factory interior. This photograph, depicting the Dutch East Indies, was originally published as part of an information series for school children. It consisted of 170 educational prints...

Antique Etching Java Landscape by Poortenaar (c.1922)

A beautiful Java Landscape etching/aquatint by Jan Poortenaar. Jan Christiaan Poortenaar is a Dutch graphic artist, graphic designer, painter, watercolorist, draftsman, engraver, lithographer, manufacturer of wood cuts, illustrator, author, and publisher. Poortenaar (1886-1958) was mainly...

Antique Print Gunung-Sewu by Junghuhn (c.1853)

A rare and beautiful coloured lithograph of the Gunung-Sewu, Java. The print is from one of two German editions of the drawing of Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864), a German doctor, naturalist, explorer and French Foreign...

Antique Print Gunung-Sumbing by Junghuhn (c.1853) – SOLD

A rare and beautiful coloured lithograph of the Gunung – Sumbing, Java. The print is from one of two German editions of the drawing of Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864), a German doctor, naturalist, explorer and...

Antique Print Sumatra Plantation (c.1905)

Antique photograph depicting a Sumatra plantation with four men and an elephant. Silver Gelatin printed photograph, circa 1905. Depicted are four, probably German, gentlemen in the early 20th century together with a young Asian elephant. Sumatra plantation, east coast....

Plantentuin Buitenzorg IV by Kleynenberg (c.1912)

No. 29 ‘s Lands Plantentuin. Buitenzorg. Pandanen. Antique print depicting a greenhouse, with pandanus. This photograph, depicting the Dutch East Indies, was originally published as part of an information series for school children. It consisted of 170...

Antique Print of Dutch Vessels in Tidore by De Bry (c.1606)

View of Dutch vessels stationed in bay of Tidore. Dutch attack on the Portugese. The first Portuguese expedition to the Moluccas under the command of António de Abreu arrived in Amboina and on the Banda...

De Indische Archipel by C.W. Mieling (1865-1876)

De Indische Archipel. ~ C.W. Mieling 1865 – 76 Title: De Indische Archipel. – Tafereelen uit de natuur en het volksleven in Indië. It was in January 1862 that a Prospectus was issued by C....

Portfolio Malay Peninsula by Kleingrothe (2009)

Portfolio Malay Peninsula: Old Photographs of Malaya and Singapore by C.J. Kleingrothe. Little biographical information has come to light about the elusive Charles J. Kleingrothe, the photographer whose images of the Dutch East Indies and...

Antique Print Telaga-Patengan by Junghuhn (c.1853)

A rare and beautiful coloured lithograph of the Telaga-Patengan, Java. The print is from one of two German editions of the drawing of Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn (1809-1864), a German doctor, naturalist, explorer and French Foreign...
Back to top