Auction 117, Lot 763

"Regni Sinae vel Sinae Propriae Mappa et Descriptio Geographica…", Haas/Homann Heirs

Subject: China

Period: 1738 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Homannianus Mathematico-Historice

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 22.5 inches
51.6 x 57.2 cm

An excellent, unusual and highly detailed map of China based on the works of Du Halde and D'Anville. The map extends from the Gobi Desert in the north to Hainan Island in the south and includes Tai Ouan vel Ins. Formosa (Taiwan). This is an uncommon state with noticeable absence of some place names, such as in the Gulf of Bohai. Decorative cartouches at bottom feature dragons, peacock feathers and a phoenix.


Condition: C

Nice, sharp impression with original coloring. The map has a few light stains. Trimmed margins, into neatlines at top on bottom with some paper framer's tape on the verso. Still an attractive map that could be framed as is or could be remargined.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/6/2006