Auction 111, Lot 627

"Carte la Plus Generale et Qui Comprend la Chine, la Tartarie Chinoise, et le Thibet…", Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'

Subject: China & Korea

Period: 1734 (dated)

Publication: Nouvelle Atlas de Chine

Color: Hand Color

27.2 x 18.4 inches
69.1 x 46.7 cm

A lovely copper engraved map that covers all of China from the Caspian Sea to an early depiction of Sakhalin Island. Remarkable detail throughout the region. A large, boldly engraved and well rendered title cartouche with many figures, weapons, kiln, livestock, etc, and a second large cartouche with figures, a wolf and four distance scales. Engraved by G. Kondet.


Condition: A

Fine impression and coloring on very thick paper. Some light toning or staining in upper, mostly blank, areas and a short marginal tear just touching neatline, professionally closed, else fine.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/8/2005