Historic Map : Martineau Map of Asia, 1700, Vintage Wall Art - Historic Pictoric

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Historic Map : Martineau Map of Asia, 1700, Vintage Wall Art

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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room\'s decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.
An uncommon and unusual map of Asia issued for Martineau du Plessis in 1700. This map covers the entire continent of Asia from the Mediterranean to Japan and from the Arctic to the Indian Ocean and the east Indies. The Great Wall of China is stylistically rendered. Numerous cities, most associated with the writings of Marco Polo and the exploits of Ghengis Khan, are identified. So too are numerous Silk Road capitals in Central and eastern Asia, including Beijing (Peking), Tashkent (Tanchit), Fergana, Samarkand (Samarchand), Lahore and Bukhara (Buccara). Also of interest is the misorientation of the Caspian Sea, here rendered as a bit of a blob, an error common to maps of the 16th and 17th though rarely the 18th century. These singular errors allow us to date the original composition of this map to the late 17th century, with possibly ascriptions to Kaerius, Du Val, or Cluver. This edition was prepared for Martineau du Plessis' Nouvelle Geographie, published in 1700.

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