L'Asie, dressée selon les dernières Relations... de l'Academie Royale des Sciences
47x60cm, original outline colour, restored and rebacked
From: l'Atlas Curieux. Engraved by Herman van Loon, this map was dedicated to the Children of France.First edition on a large scale of the earlier map by de Fer: Suivant les Nouvelles. The cartouches are more elaborately ornamented. De Fer's general map of Asia does introduce one new feature: a continuous landbridge extending from northern Korea and eastern Siberia across to the American Northwest. (Antiques of the Orient, Mapping the Continent of Asia, # 83)
Early edition with rare cartouche in the left upper corner.