A Map of Great Tibet, drawn from that made by Lama Mathematicians in 1717.
It is a complex and forbidding landscape to chart, and especially in mid 18th century little was solidly mapped. This primitive map of the area most interestingly acknowledges its indigenous Tibetan origins, and covers an area from Delhi through Tibet and the Gobi to "Little Bukharia" and east into China. It identifies towns, rivers, mountains transliterated from Tibetan, and stays mainly to areas apparently known, with some vast portions left blank, focusing specifically on the then reaches of Tibet. A fine and uncommon engraving. .
Condition is good with some light foxing. . Image size is approximately 6.5 x 9.25 (inches)