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Fer- Nicolas De 1646–1720"
Asia - Hendrik van Loon after Nicolas de Fer, 1724"
1696. Spectacular Wall Map Of Asia “L'Asie, divisee selon l'etendue de ses principales parties” [Asia, shown according to the extent of its main parts]. Rare copper engraving in 4 sheets made in 1696 by Hendrik van Loon according to the design of Nicolas de Fer, geographer to the king, published in Paris by Guillaume Danet in 1724. With to the left and right 4 more sheets of letterpress borders in French “Description de l'Asie” and title above. Coloured by a later hand. Total size: 106 x 157 cm. The map is surmounted with a decorative title cartouche “L'Asie Ou Tous les Points Principaux sont Placez sur les Observations des Mrs. De l'Academie Royale des Sciences.” [Asia where all main points indicated are based upon the observations of the gentlemen of the Royal Academy of Sciences.] The cartouche to the left dedicates the map to [of course] Louis of France, Le Grand Dauphin. There are detailed inset maps of the Artic area around Spitsbergen and Nova Zembla and two of northeast China, based upon the memoires of the Jesuits Martino Martini and Ferdinand Verbiest. The elaborate engraved borders show and explain about the peoples of Asia: the Chinese, Japanese, Turks, Indians, Tartars [Russians], Philippines/Moluccans/inhabitants of the Sunda Islands and Ceylon, Arabs, Goans, Mingrelians, Les Imirettes [?], Armenians, Georgians, Golkondans, Malay, Siamese [Thai], and Cochinchinese/Tonkinchinese [Vietnamese]. The rare [!] letterpress description explains about the geography of Asia in general with its rivers, towns, capes, lakes and straights, as well as more in detail about T … [Click Below for Full Description]
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