Craven County Digital History Exhibit

        Daudet. L'Asie (1752)  

Accession Number TP.1957.049.018B

Title

Map: “L’Asie…”

 

Maker

Artist/ cartographer:  Daudet

Engraver: Unknown

Printer/ publisher: Unknown

 

Material

Laid paper, ink, watercolor

 

Origin

France, Lyon

 

Date:

1752

 

Dimensions:

Paper: 31 7/8” X 40 11/16”

Plate: 31” X 40 5/16”

Image: 30 5/8” X 39 7/8”

 

Description:

Colored, engraved map, made of two joined sheets: “L’Asie Divisée selon tous ses Etats Empires et Royaume &c. Dressèe sur differents memoires. A Lyon Chez Daudet rue mercierre 1752.” (Translation: Asia divided according to states, empires and kingdoms etc. set out according to various recollections) [cartouche, upper left]   Series of 30 scenes surround the map. Each scene is identified by a French text.

 

Source:

Purchase

 

Relation:

See also Daudet’s “Map of Europe” (TP.1957.049.018A). Both maps mounted on heavy canvas.

 

Comments:

Scenes (clockwise from upper left corner) include: “”Prise de Damiette;” “Conquête de la Chine par les Tartares Occidentaux;” “ La Mort de Saint Francois Xavier;” “Sacrifice de Noe a la Sortie de L’Apache;” “Division de la Terre Pap des Enfans da Noe;” “Election d’Abraham;” “Tour de Babel Confusion des Langues;” “Victoire de Tamerlan;” “Imposture de Mahomet;” “Invention de la Croix;” “Le 1er Concile General de Nicée;” “Prise de Jerusalem parles Romains;” “Matyre de la’Apostre St Thomas;” “Descente du St Esprit;” “Notre Seigneur J.C Crucifie;” “Naissance de Notre Seigneur J. C.;” “Sacerdoce de Melchise de Ch[illeg.];” “Monarchie des Romains;” “Monarchie des Grecs;” “Ester;” “Prise de Troye;” “Le Temple de Salomon;” “Prise de Babilonne par Cyrus;” “Festin Sacrilege de Balthasar, et Sa Puniton;” “Judith Co[missing] la Tete a Holopherne;” Dieu Donne  sa Loix aux Israelites;” “Chasteté de Joseph;” “Sacrifice d’Abraham;” “Destruction de Sodome;” “Prise de Jerusalem par les Croisez.”

 

Language:

French

 

Rights:

Permission to use the photograph must be obtained in writing from Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina. It must be accompanied by the caption” From the collection of Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archive and History.”

Map Image:

Click on an area of the image at the right to view a larger image of that area.

Or

Click here for an enlargement of the entire map (238846 bytes).

 

 


Images scanned by Dean Knight
Text prepared by Nancy Richards and Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: November 20, 2014

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