Auction 114, Lot 596

"[Lot of 2] Asia, Plate VI. Japan, Corea, The Monguls, and Part of China [and] Pl. V. Part of China, Tibet and Tartary", Bolton, Solomon

Subject: East Asia

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Postlethwayt's Universal Dictonary of Trade and Commerce

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.5 x 19 inches
34.3 x 48.3 cm

Fine copper plate maps engraved by R.W. Seale. The maps are from a set of five after d'Anville that were "Examined & Improved by Mr. Bolton." These sheets cover the area from Japan south to Formosa (Taiwan) and west to the Kobi or great Sandy Desert. Remarkable detail with literally hundreds of place names including cities, mountains, rivers, etc., with the uncommon "Gulf of Corea" named instead of the Sea of Japan. Includes four distance scales. Unjoined and each sized as given.

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Condition: B

Fine impression on hand laid paper. Some areas of light water staining, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/1/2006

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