Carte de l’Asie inferieure selon les auteurs anciens.. – Chatelain (1732)



Description: ‘Carte De L’Asie Inferieure Selon Les Auteurs Anciens …’ (Map of Asia Minor.) Detailed map of Asia Minor & Cyprus. With historical notes. This original old antique print / plate originates from the fifth volume of: ‘Atlas Historique…’ (Historic Atlas…), Published by Zacharie Chatelain, Amsterdam, 1732. The atlas was published in seven volumes between 1705 and 1720, with a second edition appearing in 1732. The maps were accompanied by information pertaining to cosmography, geography, history, chronology, genealogy, topography, heraldry, and costumes of the world. The maps in the Atlas Historique were mainly based on those of the French cartographer, Guillaume De L’Isle, but were presented by the Chatelains in an encyclopaedic form.

Artists and Engravers: Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743), his father Zacharie Chatelain (d.1723) and Zacharie Junior (1690-1754), worked as a partnership publishing the Atlas Historique, Ou Nouvelle Introduction A L’Histoire under several different Chatelain imprints, depending on the Chatelain family partnerships at the time of publication.

  • Date: 1732
  • Technic: Original etching / engraving on hand laid paper.
  • Overall size: 22,2 x 18,9 inch
  • Image size: 17,3 x 15 inch
  • Condition: Excellent. General age related toning.
  • PartNumber: PCT-13208
  • Storage Location: (BG) B31-16
  • Price: 127,5 Euro / 150 USD / 2.150.000 IDR