1650 – N. Sanson – Asia Vetus
Title: “Asia Vetus Autore N. Sanson Abbavillæo Christianiss. Galliar. Regis Geographo Lutatiæ Parisorum Apud Autorem Et Apud Petrum Mariette via Iacobæa sub signo Spei 1650 Cum privilegio Annorum Viginti.”
Striking and highly detailed unusual double page copper engraved map of the Asian Continent at the ancient time. The East Indies and northern part of Papua-New Guinea are delineated. The map provides excellent topographic details on cities, towns, rivers, lakes, reliefs and islands. Map dated 1650!
Cartographer: Nicolas Sanson (1600 – 1667)
Sheet size: 43,0 x 58,5 cm
Technique: copper engraving
Very good condition. Paper with original map maker’s watermark. Contemporary outline colouring.
This is an original antique map published in 1650 and NOT a modern copy or reprint!