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Continent asiatique


45 THEVET, A. Asie. Paris, 1575. Col. d'époque. Gravure sur bois en coloris d'époque, coupée à l'int. du filet d'encadrement, fente sur 3 cm en bas du pli central. - Wood-cut map in attractive original colours. Map cut into the neat line. Paper slightly age-toned as usual. Split lower part center fold 3 cm into engraved area. Generally in good condition. 345 x 432 mm.

1500 - 2000 €
Adjugé pour 800 €

¤ Carte publiée dans la "Cosmographie Universelle" d' A.Thevet. Elle apporte une importante innovation avec l'apparition du Détroit d'Anian séparant l'Asie de l'Afrique. Thevet était le cosmographe d'Henri III. - Uncommon wood-cut map of Asia. New Guinea has disappeared and Japan is represented as a turtle-shaped island. An important innovation is the appearance of the Straits of Anian, separating Asia from America. André Thevet was a Franciscan monk who travelled extensively in Europe and made a reputed short journey to South America. - Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia, 6



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