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DESCRIPTION DE LA TARTARIE TIREE EN PARTIE DE PLUFIEURS CARTES, QUI EN ONT ESTE
Paris 1654, Mariette. Single sheet map, center fold, minor soil, rubbing, period hand-color outline, mile key, French text, sheet size: ca 58 x 42 cm., map size: 58 x 35.5 cm., an early example. R A R E With a bit of faint discoloration to the lower left margin barely entering the mile chart, else fairly clean. A large scale grand map, grand map, showing the Ocean Septentrional Glacial et Scythique aujour-dhuy Mer de Tartarie, et Mer des Tenebres, then to the East, "Aux Arabes Deftroit de Ieffo and Terre de Iesso," or the Kurile Islands at the North of Japan. The central map area shows in single outline, the areas: Russie Blan Che Mosco Vie; Tartarie Deser[t]; Uraie Tartarie; mer Caspienne/Mer de Gilan de Tabarestan; Usbeczaga; Turchestan [Turkestan, Central Asia]; Cathay; Empire des Perses; Empire du Grand Mogol [Mongolia]; Partie du Roy au de la Chine with the great wall. The South East corner shows Corey Isle [Korea] and a tiny tip of the adjacent Iesso [Hokkaido or the Kurile Islands], the Ocean Oriental. A rather outstanding early view of the Northern and Central Asian areas West of China proper. Includes such mystical place names as Girgian, Samarcand, Ciartiam, Cazan, Steppe area, Mongolia and the vast Gobi desert &c. Also shows mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, cities and borders, oceans and deserts. Maps of this area and scale are unusual. Nicely executed early map. .
      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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