Auction 114, Lot 605

"L'Empire de la Chine d'apres l'Atlas Chinois avec les Isles du Japon", Bonne/Lattre

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1771 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Moderne

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17 x 12 inches
43.2 x 30.5 cm

Beautifully engraved, decorative map of the Chinese Empire that includes Taiwan, Coree, and Haynan. It extends to include the Korean Peninsula and the southern islands of Japan including an oversized Okinawa (Lequeo). The decorative rococo-style cartouche features a Chinese gentleman sitting under an umbrella holding a bird and smoking a pipe.

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Condition: A

Original outline color that is slightly faded. Minor foxing in margins with a couple of stray spots in map. Small ink stain at paper edge.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $230

Closed on 3/1/2006

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