Auction 117, Lot 767

"L'Empire de la Chine Pour Servir a l'Histoire Universelle d'une Societe de Gens de Lettres", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: China, Korea

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.8 x 11.3 inches
40.1 x 28.7 cm

Attractive and detailed map of China and Korea, with Canton, Nanking, and Taiwan noted. Taiwan is called Isle Tay-wan ou de Formosa. The Sea of Japan is labeled Mer de Coree. The map is adorned with a large decorative title cartouche featuring dragonfly-winged windheads and flowers. This is an unusual variant of this map, with notes in French and German.

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Condition: A

Excellent impression on fine laid paper with some folds as issued.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/6/2006

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