PREMIERE PARTIE DE LA CARTE D'ASIE CONTENANT LA TURQUIE, L'ARABIE, LA PERSE, L'INDE EN DECA DU GANGE ET DE LA TARTERIE
Very attractive monumental map of the western half of Asia by D’Anville. Includes the area from Turkey through the Black and Caspian Seas to Tibet, and south to include the Arabian peninsula and all of India.
very good detail throughout. It offers excellent coverage of the central Asian portions of the 'Silk Route', naming the centres of Samarkand, Bukhara, Lop Nor, and others.
Features a very large title cartouche that takes up the entire Arabian Sea, and incorporates four Asian figures including stylized Christian, Muslim Zoroastrian, and Buddhist elements. It was engraved for D'Anville by Guillaume Delahaye.
2 sheets joined
Original outline colour
Very good condition.
code : M3600
Cartographer : Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
Date : 1741 Paris
Size : 75*80 cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville (born in Paris July 11, 1697 – January 28, 1782), was both a geographer and cartographer who greatly improved the standards of map-making. His maps of ancient geography, characterized by careful, accurate work and based largely on original research, are especially valuable. He left unknown areas of continents blank and noted doubtful information as such; compared to the lavish maps of his predecessors, his maps