Auction 116, Lot 768

"China Veteribus Sinarum Regio nunc Incolis Tame dicta", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: China, Korea & Japan

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 10.5 inches
34.3 x 26.7 cm

This lovely map is closely modeled on Jansson's map of 1633. The detail includes the eastern part of China (bounded in the west by the Great Wall), Korea as a strangely shaped island, and the three main islands of Japan. A fine title cartouche is flanked by Chinese figures. A sea monster, European ship and Chinese sampan decorate the map.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 9/20/2006