Carte du Grand Archipel D’Asie


Detailed French map of Southeast Asia from the 1830’s.

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This attractive copperplate engraved map was published in Paris by Charles Piquet in 1834 for inclusion as plate number 48 in his Atlas universel de geographie (the original embossed publisher’s stamp can be seen adjacent to the title).

The map was designed by Adrien Hubert Brue, French royal geographer, and features original outline color applied by hand. Topography is depicted in hachure and numerous annotations throughout the image reference geographic features, native villages, and more.

The various colors delineate regional political affiliation according to the legend in the lower left. Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, the Sultanate of Sulu, and indigenous possessions are identified. A note immediately provides information on the geographic sources used during the map’s creation.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1834

Author: Adrien Brue

Sheet Width (in): 25.60

Sheet Height (in): 19.7

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Faint matte burn visible in the margins, otherwise in fine condition. Original outline color.


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