Auction 111, Lot 624

"Opulentis Simum Sinarum Imperium juxta recentissimam delineationem in suas Provincias Disterminatum…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: China and Korea

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.4 inches
57.2 x 49.3 cm

Strongly engraved map of China that includes the islands of Hainan and Formosa (Taiwan), the Korean peninsula and western Japan. The cartography is derived from the earlier Blaeu model. A superb, large title cartouche features Jesuit figures, Asia, Mercury, Neptune, and items representing the wealth and riches of the region. A second cartouche has two distance scales.


Condition: A

Beautiful, early impression with original coloring on a full sheet of thick hand laid paper. A little light surface soiling in sea at right, else fine.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/8/2005