Antique Map of North Europe and East Asia

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Antique map titled 'Carte des parties nord et est de L'Asie'. Map of the Northern parts and East Asia. Five maps on one sheet, showing California, Alaska and Syberia, Korea and Japan. South to Korea the island "Quelpaerts". This map shows the Bering Straits an extended Alaska, Japan and a curious Jesso and California as an peninsular.Originates from 'The Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, par une Société de Gens de lettres.' which was published under the direction of Diderot and d'Alembert, with 17 volumes of text and 11 volumes of plates between 1751 and 1772. It contained 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors. This encyclopedia was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, as well as a means to propagate the ideas of the French Enlightment. The impact of this encyclopedia was enormous. By R. Vaugondy, circa 1750.

Condition: Good. General age-related toning. Few tiny tears, and a small repair in inset IV. Minor wear and soiling. Please study image carefully.

Date: c.1750

Overall size: 42 x 39 cm.