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Chiquet’s Map of Asia

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Chiquet’s Map of Asia

Date of publication:

  • 1719
  • Printed Measurement:

  • 17 x 22.5 cm
  • Colour:

  • original
  • This map shows the continent of Asia. The incomplete coastline of ‘Terre de Iesso’ (Hokkaido) extends to the edge of the map; some map-makers believed that it had the potential to meet with the unexplored northwestern coastline of America.

    It was published in Chiquet’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas géographique et historique ...’. Read more

    Chiquet (1673-1721) was a relatively successful Parisian engraver, print- and map-seller. He published Antoine Menard’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas’ in 1711, and reprinted it with Menard’s name burnished from the plate and replaced with his own and a new date, 1719, as here.

    Condition & Materials

    Copper engraving, 17 x 22.5 cm, original hand colour in outline, a couple of light spots, blank verso. Read less