Handsome, highly decorative circular map of the Eastern Hemisphere by Guillaume de L'Isle. Australia is shown without its eastern coastline while northern Japan is shown as a very large island designated "Terra Incognita, " almost attached to mainland Asia. Korea is drawn as a blunt rectangle, Madagascar is labeled with its old name (Menuthias Island), some features and national boundaries in Europe, Asia, and Africa are the same as recorded by Ptolemy fifteen hundred years earlier, and contemporary Russia is designated "Scythia". Hokkaido appears to be confused with Kamchatka, and inside the island a long text reads Stagna habens paludosa, in qua calami nascuntur magni, et ita compacti, ut homines illi cum illis trans fretari Soleant Ptol: l, 7, c, 4.
The image area is a circle with a diameter of 48.2 cm [19 inches], on a larger sheet. The title is printed in the upper margin: Orbis Veteribus Noti Tabula Nova. Guillaume de L'Isle was a prominent French map maker during the early eighteenth century.
He was appointed France's first Premier Géographe du Roi in recognition of his skills. This map was engraved by Johannes Condet and published by Jean Covens & Cornelis Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730.It is in excellent condition, bright and clean, with a bold, crisp impression on a heavy paper, reinforced on the verso, with no rips, tears, or creases. Please see the scans and feel free to ask any questions. It is a genuine , authentic copperplate engraved antique map in original outline color, not a reproduction or modern reprint, and it is fully guaranteed to be genuine.
It would make a handsome and dramatic display in your den or office. It would also make a perfect gift, and we'll include our helpful framing tips for your reference. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
The item "Original 1730 Map ORBIS VETERIBUS NOTI TABULA NOVA Asia China Korea India Europe" is in sale since Thursday, May 11, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Asia Maps".
The seller is "new_world_maps" and is located in Lake Worth, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.