Artist / Author / Cartographer:

Sayer, Robert

Title:

A magnificent wall chart of Asia

Date:

1772

Medium:

copper engraving, later colour

Size:

102.5 x 118 cm

Description:

Asia according to the Sieur D'Anville divided into its Empires, Kingdoms and States, showing the European Settlements in the East Indies and all the New Discoveries made by the Russians, the Dutch and the English. London. Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map and Print-Seller at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street as the act directs 1st of January 1772.

 

A magnificent wall chart of Asia engraved on four sheets.

 

Robert Sayer (1725 - 1794) was a publisher, map and print seller who worked in London in eighteenth century. He worked with a number of leading mapmakers before setting up a partnership with John Bennett in 1770. They had premesis at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street. They acquired part of the stock of Thomas Jefferys particularly his charts and continued to revise and publish the spectacular charts.

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Item Code:

MA3018

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