C1662

Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium.

Mapmaker:

Joan Blaeu (1596 - 1673)

Early map of central Asia by the most famous of all Dutch mapmakers. Beautifully embellished with turbaned oriental figures, one holding a divider, while others lead a dromedary. Prominently shown is the extent of the Great Wall of China. Mysterious … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium.

Date:

C1662

Mapmaker:

Joan Blaeu (1596 - 1673)

Condition:

In good condition with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Original hand coloured copper engraving with additional gilded highlights.

Image Size: 

492mm 
x 380mm
AUTHENTICITY
Tartaria sive Magni Chami Imperium. - Antique Print from 1662

Genuine antique
dated:

1662

Description:

Early map of central Asia by the most famous of all Dutch mapmakers. Beautifully embellished with turbaned oriental figures, one holding a divider, while others lead a dromedary. Prominently shown is the extent of the Great Wall of China. Mysterious winged, human-like figures (homines), are shown in the area of “Desertum Lop”.

From the Latin edition of Blaeu’s, Atlas major sive cosmographia blaviana, qua solum, salum, coelum accuratissime describuntur.

Reference: Koeman Vol I, BI 56, p.225, 92-93 [212] Latin Text.

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