Northern & Eastern Asia Coastline Russia Korea Japan Alaska 1772 Vaugondy mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Nouelle Representation des Cotes Nord et Est de L'Asie.
(Old Maps, 18th century Maps, Europe, Asia, Scandinavia, Russian Empire, Arctic Circle, Alaska, Japan, Korea, Novya Zemlya, Svalbard).
Issued 1772, Paris by Vaugondy.
Late 18th century engraved map with attractive hand color.
The coast of North America is seen at top right corner and has a fantastical outline shape. Above Japan (Niphon) is a huge island of Jesso, the fictitious "Company's Land" shown and named nearby.
Remains a nice looking example with a pleasing age patina. Any age flaws mostly minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 15 1/4" H x 17 3/4" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 15" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.