Asia Arabia Mughal India Qing Empire Japan 1796 Doolittle early American mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Asia from the best Authorities.
(Asia, Ottoman Empire, Arabia, Persia, Iran, India, Mughal Empire,. Russia, Siberia, Qing Empire, Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kamchatka).
Issued 1796, Boston by Thomas & Andrews. Engraved by Amos Doolittle.
Late 18th century engraved map. An example of early American cartographic engraving which is inherently uncommon/scare due to the pre-1800 date.
Map displays signs of age, including: offsetting, scattered spotting, and short archival tape repairs on the reverse to close splits along fold lines (please see photos). Despite the condition issues as described and seen, map retains a pleasing if not noble appearance, unique to printed maps of this era.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W.
Engraved area measures c. 7 1/2" H x 8 3/8" W.
Wheat & Brun, Maps Published in America Before 1800, 885.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.