Beautifully coloured carte a figures map of Asia from the Bassett & Chiswell edition of John Speed’s “A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World”. One of the most desirable maps of Asia, it is decorated across the top with views of eight cities of the region and panels down both sides depicting local men and women in period dress. A description of Asia appears on the verso in English. Other than a minor repair to the very bottom portion of the centrefold and some old tape marks on the top border, it is a superb dark impression on heavy, stable paper in excellent condition. 39.5 cm x 51.5 cm