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COVENS, C. / MORTIER, P. - Carte d'Asie. . .

COVENS, C.  / MORTIER, P. - Carte d'Asie. . .
Carte d'Asie. . . - COVENS, C. / MORTIER, P.
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Title : Carte d'Asie. . ..
Map maker : COVENS, C. / MORTIER, P..
Date : Amsterdam, 1757.
Size : 19.1 x 24.2 inches. / 48.4 x 61.5 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :This is an updated re-issue of de L'Isle's map of 1723. An inset shows the northeastern tip of the continent which has been altered significantly from the earlier version, reflecting the surveys of Vitus Bering between 1725 and 1749. The Kamchatka Peninsula is well documented in the manner of le Rouge, while Hokkaido (Jeso Gasima) is an island once more, Terre D'Esso was incorporated as part of the mainland.
Sakhalin Island (Isle de Saghalie) also appears, with a corkscrew outline, while Terre des Etats and Terre de la Compagnie are recognizably part of the southern Kuril chain.
These new developments reflects the findings of Bering's second expedition (1734-1749), and in particular, the reconnaissance's of Martin Spanberg who, in 1738, sailed south from Kamchatka to Japan.
The map is of interest for the use of East Sea, the sea between Korea and Japan, here called "Mer de Corée".
Sweet, Mapping the continent of Asia 149.
Condition : Good condition.

ID: 31098

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