Chiquet’s Map of AsiaSKU: 9071
Chiquet’s Map of Asia
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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