Auction 110, Lot 600

"Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.2 x 8.2 inches
25.9 x 20.8 cm

Early map with a fair number of provinces & cities in the interior. The Great Wall is depicted along the northern border. A large fictitious interior lake labeled Kia Lacus is the source of five large, southern rivers. Part of Japan is shown, as is Formosa.


Condition: A

Bit of minor surface soil in margins with a couple of light spots just touching bottom border.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/2/2005