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A newe mape of Tartary [cartographic material] / augmented by John Speed ... ; Dirck Grÿp, sculp
Bib ID 3425104
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Speed, John, 1552?-1629
 
Online Versions
Scale Scale [1:22,438,000] 
Description [London : Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell, 1676] 
1 map : col. ; 34.2 x 43.2 cm. 
Series

Braga special map collection.

Full contents
  • Illustrations on top border: Astrakhan
  • Samarkand
  • Cambalu
  • The House in Nova Zemla. Illustrations on left border: A. Samoged
  • Tartar genteel woman
  • A Tartar
  • Tartar country woman. Illustrations on right border: Samoged woman
  • Tartar gentleman
  • Tartar woman
  • Tartar country man.
 
Notes

Map of Tartary [i.e. Mongolia] to the north of China controlled by marauding Mongols in the 13th-14th centuries. The map shows its provinces and cities stretching north from the Himalayas, west to eastern Europe and north of Chinae Regni Pars [i.e. China] and Corea Isle [i.e. Korea]. One feature is the Great Wall of China along the Chinese border on the lower right side of the map. There are many decorative features including along the top of the map pictorial scenes of the cities of Astrakhan, Samarkand and Cambalu, as well as an illustration of a "house in Nova Zemla". Left and right borders include eight colourful illustrations of ethnic costumes from some of the peoples of Tartary. Relief is shown pictorially.

Speed speculates about the coastline north of the Arctic Circle, which he clearly marks, and is aware of the discoveries of Dutch explorer Willem Barents at the end of the 16th century. He is also aware of the existence of the Bering Strait, which he calls 'The Straits of Anian', separating Asia and America.

Cartouche title.

Imprint on map: ... And are to be sold by Tho. Bassett in Fleet Street & Richard Chiswell in St. Pauls Churchyard.

English text on verso entitled: The description of the kingdom of Tartary, p. 39-40 (signature: V)

Text at top centre of map reviewing the discovery of Nova Zembla [i.e. the archipelago Novaya Zemlya] by the Dutch explorer William Hollander in 1594-96.

Map folio 39 from: The theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine ... as also a prospect of the most famous parts of the world / John Speed. London : Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell, 1676.

Also available in an electronic version via the Internet at: http://nla.gov.au/nla.map-rm273

Subjects Mongolia - Maps - Early works to 1800.
Time Coverage 1676 
Other authors/contributors Gryp, Dirck  |  Speed, John, 1552?-1629. Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
Also Titled

New map of Tartary


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