Auction 114, Lot 603

"Imperii Sinarum Nova Descriptio", Cluver, Philipp

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 8.2 inches
25.4 x 20.8 cm

Early map based on the important Martini/Blaeu map of the Chinese Empire. It shows a fair number of provinces and cities named 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. Parts of Japan and Laos are shown, as are Formosa and Korea.


Condition: A

Six small wormholes in the margins, otherwise a nice example.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $350

Closed on 3/1/2006