Grand Tartary Japan Company's Land China Korea 1766 Brion Desnos attractive mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Grand Tartarie et Isle du Japon.
(Chinese Tartary, Japan, Korea, Tibet, Kamchatka, Siberia).
Issued Issued 1766, Paris by Brion & Desnos.
Of historical note for the apocryphal island or unknown land mass above Japan called "Companys Land".
Interesting mid-18th century engraved map with original hand color heightened in outline.
Wreath title cartouche adds to the decorative visual appeal. On either side is original separately printed publisher's letter-press descriptive text relating to the area depicted.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 13 1/4" H x 19 3/4" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 10 1/8" W.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 1, p. 191